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My name is Joanna Lynam. I live and work in the Pacific Northwest with two lovely girls, my partner and an increasingly large menagerie of animals.

Join me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes views of my studio and process here: http://instagram.com/sirensilks

I am mostly inspired by the rich natural world around me, incorporating my interests and training in botany and the study of trees.

I like to paint with saturated colors but I also love drawing. The serti technique combines both: I start with a free hand line drawing using a resist (gutta). I then paint the dyes in with chinese ink brushes. After I add color, I like to watch from beneath the scarf as the dyes spread and meld together. When the silk dries, the dyes are set with steam and then all excess dye is removed.
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  • Female
  • Born on May 23
  • Joined March 29, 2011

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S i l k S o i l C o l o r W o o d W o o l N a t u r a l M a t e r i a l s of all K i n d s especially P l a n t s E a r l y M o r n i n g L i g h t B e e s w a x and the S m e l l of L i n s e e d O i l C h i n e s e I n k B r u s h e s S u n W i n d and S e a

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SirenSilks
Hand-painted Silk Scarves, Wallhangings,...

About

My name is Joanna Lynam. I live and work in the Pacific Northwest with two lovely girls, my partner and an increasingly large menagerie of animals.

Join me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes views of my studio and process here: http://instagram.com/sirensilks

I am mostly inspired by the rich natural world around me, incorporating my interests and training in botany and the study of trees.

I like to paint with saturated colors but I also love drawing. The serti technique combines both: I start with a free hand line drawing using a resist (gutta). I then paint the dyes in with chinese ink brushes. After I add color, I like to watch from beneath the scarf as the dyes spread and meld together. When the silk dries, the dyes are set with steam and then all excess dye is removed.


Silk is alive. It is strong and supple and lustrous. Dye flows across it like light.

I hope you find something that speaks to you....
Joanna L.

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