Katherine Edge's Profile

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Hi, I'm a designer/maker specialising in hand painted silk based on the serti technique. I have been a professional silk painter for over 20 years and absolutely adore working surrounded by silk and fabulous colours.

As a designer/maker I am passionate about individually designed and crafted things, whether they are beautiful works of art or functional items such as clothing, or perhaps both. I love experimenting with new ideas and techniques and pushing the boundaries of traditional silk painting. Inspiration can take on many wonderful and diverse forms, I find, for whilst living in the country most of my creativity has its origins in natural forms or patterns, however, it is also present in the industrial skylines of nearby Stoke-on-Trent, home to the Pottery Industry, or a company logo which can be painted on a tie or scarf!

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  • Female
  • Born on November 29
  • Joined February 29, 2012

Favorite materials

Silk, habotai, dupion, crepe de chine, silk paint, gutta

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About

Hi, I'm a designer/maker specialising in hand painted silk based on the serti technique. I have been a professional silk painter for over 20 years and absolutely adore working surrounded by silk and fabulous colours.

As a designer/maker I am passionate about individually designed and crafted things, whether they are beautiful works of art or functional items such as clothing, or perhaps both. I love experimenting with new ideas and techniques and pushing the boundaries of traditional silk painting. Inspiration can take on many wonderful and diverse forms, I find, for whilst living in the country most of my creativity has its origins in natural forms or patterns, however, it is also present in the industrial skylines of nearby Stoke-on-Trent, home to the Pottery Industry, or a company logo which can be painted on a tie or scarf!

An increasing part of my work is by commission, interpreting clients own ideas to produce bespoke designs or painting one of my existing designs in colours to order but I still love to let my creativity wander to come up with new designs and colours.

My website is www.designersilk.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/designersilkco
https://twitter.com/Katsilk

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