Master the creative arts of silk painting and batik, and transform fabric into beautiful and original clothes and furnishings with this step-by-step technique and home craft book. You can learn how to paint on silk using gutta and stencils, how to use salt and bleach for pattern effects, and how to use hot wax resist, all explained in easy-to-follow steps. You can put your skills to practical use and make gorgeous scarves, ties, cushions, shawls, wall hangings, screens and decorative home furnishings. Painting fabric is immensely satisfying and offers a world of creative possibilities. This inspirational book contains 35 stunning projects, ranging from clothing such as ties, camisoles, scarves and a sarong, to home furnishings such as cushion covers, wall hangings, screens and even a deckchair. There are projects to suit all levels of ability from an abstract picture frame for a complete beginner, to a complex batik cushion cover for those with advanced skills. Each project is original and explores varied approaches and styles. With step-by-step photographic sequences, this is a practical reference and inspirational sourcebook of ideas.