Monday, March 12, 2012

Silk Banner Painting

So after a day of yarn crawling we had our weekly SCA Revels social gathering. This one was special though because we had signed up to do the Silk Banner Painting class being taught by Baroness Jill of Three Mountains.
First you have to push the push pins into your frame and trap a rubber band underneath. Then you hook your paperclip to it and slip it into your silk square to stretch it out. 

Some of the students that are done with their stretching and waiting for the next step

More students, some still working on their stretching

Baroness Jill showing a sample and some of the problems that were run into with it.

Brandon's Banner - oops! The resist started to run on his bee

My banner. I realized I forgot the stingers on the top bees, so added those in later

Andrea is using a white resist to do her peacock feather
After we got the resist on, we had to let it dry for 24 hours before going on to the next step. Brandon's and I's banner are going to be our household banners for the House of the Golden Bees. We can fly one on our pavilion and near the entrance of our camp sites so that people can find us.

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