Silk Autumn Leaves and Berries

West Dean College West Dean, United Kingdom

Tutor: Anne Tomlin Make a unique collection of leaves and berries, inspired by the colour, texture and shape of autumn foliage. Use silk, leather and paper clay, and experiment with traditional heated tools and dye and pigments for colour.

Camellias – Anne Tomlin

West Dean College West Dean, United Kingdom

Observe and make one realistic and one stylised silk camellia using traditional flower-making tools together with Anne’s own techniques that she has developed over her long career in millinery. You will learn how to analyse, hand-paint silk petals and construct your flowers.

Making Silk Flowers, Anne Tomlin

Hand & Lock 86 Margaret Street, London, United Kingdom

This two-day workshop will introduce you to the craft, and you will learn some of the techniques, including stiffening silk, bonding layers, hiding wires, blending and layering of dyes to create a natural effect. Anne will demonstrate how to use heated flower tools, both the French tools and the Japanese somebana tools, for mark-making and […]

Meadow Flowers – Anne Tomlin

West Dean College West Dean, United Kingdom

Whilst observing wildflowers and grasses, recreate your own mini meadow in millinery fabrics. Experiment with dyes to create colours, textures and layers, make stamens, bond silk and bind stems with silk thread.