Journal 84 Winter 2015

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The winner of our Branch Challenge from
our 20th Anniversary Celebration in August was
South Birmingham Branch, winning a hamper full of goodies!
The challenge was for a Branch to produce a silk painting expressing the mood, the highs and lows, or just the subject of the music. Birmingham Guild members worked well together to produce a truly innovative silk painting entitled 'Yellow Symphony'!

The hamper contained pieces of silk, one with a printed gutta design and silk paints donated by Rainbow Silk plus silk paints from Colourcraft. The Guild donated from stock purchased for Celebration Fun Room, DuPont DecoReco in three prime colours (this removes and replaces colour - fantastic to transform the disappointing pieces of coloured silk we all have or to create innovative designs), Resistad only available from Procolour in New Zealand, a different type of water soluble gutta, which has to be mixed with water or dye, which gives excellent results. We also popped in Gutta plus, another type of gutta. All this plus a clear acrylic bauble to fill with bright silk!

Well done, South Birmingham!

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We have some new and beautiful silk paintings on show!
Don't forget to send in yours if you haven't done so yet - and update the pictures if you are already in our Gallery.

Journals Offered...
One of our long-standing members is down-sizing… She has contacted me to enquire if anyone in our Guild would like some of the older Journals that she has collected.

Marion has offered issues 8 to 66 (Winter 1997 to Summer 2011) of the quarterly Journal of the Guild of Silk Screen Painters.
These are to be collected from Guildford area (too expensive to post) and a donation to the Guild would be welcome.

Marion is very happy for them to go to a good home! Please contact me (Elitta) by email to make arrangements:

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December 2015

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Not Guild events but you may be interested:
Macclesfield Museums are holding two events next year: History Wardrobe presents 'Story Of A White Wedding', Sat 11 June 2016 and Fairytale Fashion, Sat 26 November 2016. For more information and tickets go to

The Guild of Silk Painters
is an international, non-profit- making organisation, based in Great Britain whose aim is to promote and inspire the art of silk painting.

Membership of the Guild will provide you, amongst other benefits, with a network of fellow painters of all levels, abilities and locations to share and exchange ideas and information through the Journal and the website.

Artists often work alone and miss the stimulation that can be gained from creative interchange. The Guild will encourage you, through your local branch, to meet regularly with other painters for demonstrations, workshops and lectures.

There are also opportunities to showcase members' work both here in the galleries and in the Journal.

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