Silk Painting

Fiber Arts

Silk Painting

Create a multi-layered silk painting of your own design using water-based resist and H Dupont dyes.


$270.00 (any noted materials fee included)


$324.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 8/17/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  2. Sun, 8/18/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sat, 8/17/2024 - Sun, 8/18/2024

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Class, No Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio

Painting, Surface Design


This course is for those who want to grow as silk painters. You'll stretch your 15-inch by 60-inch scarf on a frame using the instructor's stretching technique. You'll apply a light coat of H Dupont dye before applying clear Resistad to lock in the color. You'll then apply more dye and colored or clear Resistad in layers, creating a design with depth of color.

You'll be surprised by the results because you'll be painting on the back side of the scarf. You'll wrap and steam-fix your silk using a home-made steamer and wash your silk in class. While your scarf is steam-fixing, you'll have time to start a smaller piece that you can finish at home.

Be adventurous and have fun while learning the basics of color and design!


  • Skill level: All
  • Dress for a mess! Dyes may stain so wear suitable clothing, comfortable closed-toe shoes and an apron.


Paint a silk scarf of your own design that you can wear.


A $90 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, provides an individual tote that includes:

  • Silk Habotai scarves, one 15 inches x 60 inches, 8 momme; and a second, 22 inches square, 8 momme.
  • H Dupont dyes in basic colors (10 x 2 oz).
  • Resistad (gray, black, and clear).
  • Brush set, pipette, palette, dilutant, and isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle.
  • General’s Sketch & Wash pencil.
  • Saxa salt (6.5 oz)
  • Three assorted size squeeze bottles with #9 metal nib
  • Two stretching kits
  • 8-inch hoop with 12-inch-square silk habotai, 8mm.
In addition, you'll need to bring a roll of paper towels, a blow dryer with diffuser, and an old bath towel.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Evette Allerdings
Surface Design, Fabric Painting

Evette, taught to sew by her mother when she was 8, participated in neighborhood fashion shows for many summers in grade school. She has a bachelor of science degree in fashion design and is a multiple award-winning costumer for over 25 years.

Unable to find the perfect fabric for costumes, she turned to silk painting. She won first prize for her work "Solace" in the 2D division of the 2021 Silk Painter's International competition and won honorable mention in the People's Choice Award in 2022 for "Goodbye Dad," which is currently in the Surface Design Association’s online exhibition Life-Lines.

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