Bride Hand-paints Her Own Wedding Sarong After Silk Painting Workshop in Melbourne

Learning how to paint on silk helped a bride-to-be create the silk wedding sarong of her dreams, and helped another woman create a gorgeous hand-painted silk gift for her friend undergoing chemo treatment.
Teena's Students learning how to paint on silk
Teena's Students learning how to paint on silk
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* St Kilda - Victoria - Australia

Oct. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- Story #1 -  Mandy's wedding was a couple of months away, and the arrangements had already been made for a tropical wedding in Bali with family and friends.

As a plus-size woman, Mandy thought it would be divine to wear a soft silk sarong for her wedding, so started scouring the internet. When the search didn't find any results, Mandy wondered whether she'd be able to paint her own silk sarong, so started looking for teachers.

Landing on the website whet her appetite to know more about Teena's classes, and after several emails Mandy attended a Silk Painting Workshop as a Beginner to learn the basics. After the Workshop, Mandy bought her supplies and with guidance from Teena was able to create her own simple wedding sarong.

Mandy said, "Teena is such a great silk artist, so patient and helpful, and guided me through every step I needed to take. Her lessons over several weeks helped me gain the confidence I needed, and when my marriage ceremony took place in Bali, I felt like a royal princess in my gorgeous unique silk wedding sarong!"

Story #2 -- Glenda's friend was going through a rigorous chemo treatment, and needed to lay down and rest for a large part of each day.

Glenda had always wanted to learn to paint on silk, and after a bit of searching on the internet, found Teena Hughes' silk painting workshops. After attending the Beginner's Workshop, Glenda told Teena about her friend, and it was suggested that a beautifully soft hand-painted silk cushion might be a wonderful gift.

After attending this second Workshop, Glenda said, "When handing over my gift-wrapped cushion to Estelle as a surprise, I was so proud I'd been able to make something so beautiful for her to rest her head on every day. She told me she'll cherish it forever, and I hope the luxurious feel of the silk helps her to dream of far away wonderful places, and relieve some of her discomfort while she's ill."

Learning how to paint on silk is such a marvellous relaxing and fun way to be creative, whether you think you have a creative streak or not. You might enjoy this quick video showing an example of how to paint on silk:

Over the years, everyone who has ever completed a Beginner's Workshop has walked away with a masterpiece, and some folks have been totally amazed with their gorgeous creations.

Hand-painted silk can be used for greeting cards, cushion covers, scarves of all descriptions, mens' ties, paintings, wallhangings, wearable art and much, much more.

Silk Painting Workshops are held weekly in Melbourne by Teena Hughes, a silk artist with 30 years of experience teaching people worldwide.


Location: St Kilda East (in Melbourne, Vic, Australia)

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If you'd love to learn the remarkable ancient French technique of hand-painting on silk, sign up for one of Teena's Workshops (or if you're not living locally, you might prefer to do the 6 Week Online Silk Painting Course or buy the DVD). Workshops are available every week - and if you don't see a suitable date, let Teena know and she'll do her best to work something out for you.
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