SOLD OUT! Discover Series: Silk Textile Painting with Cydney Mariel Galbraith

Missed out on this one? This workshop will be offered again on April 27, 2019.

Join us for a freeing and liberating workshop with Cydney Mariel Galbraith, designer and founder of Love's Pure Light Luxury Silks Canada fashion brand. Artists of all levels can learn to break the rules and free flow with colours on luxury fabrics! We will explore a few techniques of silk painting on scarves or silk garments using special dyes and paints.

Cydney will start with the basic French serti technique using guttas and resists. We will also explore freehand silk painting, splashing colours, using salt, and bringing forth a new found creative identity in all that attend. Believe it or not – the less experience, the better! You only need to have a passion for fashion and colours. Come ready to dream big and see your passion manifest through a luxury fashion shawl or garment. Looking for a great gift idea for Easter or Mothers Day? Make one yourself! Cydney will bring various sizes of silk shawls, and also a few blouses if you're interested in painting a silk blouse.  

Artists will learn what it is to create a legacy garment. Cydney encourages her guests to come with a word that is meaningful in their heart, a statement a declaration or promise that you want to see come alive in your luxury garment/ shawl you will create. Think of that precious word you know is spoken over your life. Love? Legacy? Destiny? What does it look like?

The paints and materials we will be using flow like watercolours, and we will also touch on embellishing techniques, such as adding gold and luminous details onto the fabrics. Come with a stencil to trace, or bring your favorite picture for inspiration. If this shawl were something you were to pass on to someone, what would it look like and what significant components would it have? We will create a forever garment. This creative day will be a day we make history.

Audience: This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. 

Supplies: All supplies are included in the workshop. Please bring a small lunch; tea/coffee and afternoon snacks will be provided! 

Registration cost:  $160 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees* 

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees 
Registration closes on Wed,  Mar 6, 2019 at 9 PM 

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Designer Cydney Mariel Galbraith founded Love's Pure Light in 2012. Each hand crafted royal garment combines the supernatural power of declaration, promise and identity with the timeless elegance of luxury silk 

As a  professionally trained chef, florist and former three time Canadian National Cycling Champion Cydney applies the same passion, pursuit of excellence and tenacity towards beauty that makes Love's Pure Light luxury garments known for its high quality, uplifting designs. 

Cydney grew up in Cedar Springs Ontario. She trained as a chef for three years at George Brown Culinary Institute in Toronto and worked in French cuisine and famous wineries in Vineland Ontario. She then went on to study horticulture and international floral design with Jane Packer London, United Kingdom, her favorite place of inspiration the Royal Chelsea flower show.  Her passion and creativity overflowed into prophetic fashion design in 2011.

Cydney believes we can give the world the greatest love encounter by what we cover ourselves with each and every day. We get to express ourselves each and everyday by what we wear. Clothing is an opportunity to speak a love language only you can express in your own unique way. 

  “You should be wearing the clothes, not the clothes wearing you. The reality is clothes mean nothing unless someone is living inside of them. Fashion without a culture of hope is just clothes ( boring and wasteful) . We live in an ecosystem that radiates pure love life light and the essence of heaven itself! So.... lets create what we want to see and express it ! You can manifest your reality through a creative identity.
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