Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Silk Painting with Dyscover

The photos below show the work done by members of Dyscover.

Today was my second visit to a Dyscover group. Dyscover is a charity aiming to help people with dysphasia through various courses and activities to help with communication. Dysphasia is a problem with communication, caused by damage by stroke injury or other illness, to the language centres in the brain.
I don't think anyone had tried silk painting before so it was all new. There were several volunteers there to help each person.
Last week I showed some silk painting techniques and everyone tried them out on small pieces of silk. Some of these were made into cards.
Today each person had either a white silk tie or scarf to work on. The items were dampened first then colours painted or flicked on. The ties were done like this. Some added salt to make star or flower like patterns in the colour. The scarf above shows this technique.
The group was lovely and got stuck in quickly. I was really pleased with the results.
At the end I got 2 kisses and a thumbs up.