Silk paper-making takes the beautiful individual fibres of silk, adds a suitable adhesive and creates a lovely new material. The richness of the fibres gives the papers a unique and luxurious texture that encourages its application in a wide variety of ways. This book introduces the wonderful range of silk fibres that are available and then describes how to turn them into sheets of "paper" and forms of decoration. The colourful illustrations together with step-by-step instructions, make this book a useful starting point for this craft, while providing inspiration for those experienced in other forms of arts and crafts.
Valerie Goodbury has enjoyed a life-long interest in crafts and has written regular articles for craft magazines. She discovered silk paper-making three years ago and now seeks to make the delights of the craft more widely known through talks, demonstrations and workshops.