We carry a variety of silk painting products,
silk and scarves. Please contact us with your questions and for shipping charges.
For product descriptions, See Below or click on individual entries
SILK: “mm” stands for MOMMEE which is the weight unit for silk. The higher the “mm” number, the heavier the silk. ALL silk is sold by the yard only.
BOOK: THE BEST OF SILK PAINTING
This book showcases the work of 77 international silk artists as they share their work and inspiration. SPECIAL by mail: $10 +$4.00 shipping.
For the most jeweled toned colors for silk painting, DUPONT dyes are the BEST and oldest European steam set dyes on the market. Used mostly for silk and wool. Concentrated, intermixable and brilliant. After steam setting they are washable and dry-cleanable. INDIVIDUAL COLORS: Yellow, Gold, Red, Magenta, Fuchsia, Purple, Blue, Sky, Turquoise, Navy, Emerald, Artichoke, Red Brown, Gray, Black.
This basic set will give you a wide variety of colors to paint with. These dyes are very economical as they require a very small amount of dye when painting.
This very concentrated Silk Wash is versatile. Use a very small amount to pre-wash silks, to rinse after steam setting or painting and can be used in the washing machine. Rinse well.
A prepared dilutant is used to dilute the concentrated dyes. This allows the dyes to remain wet longer and maintains the chemical balance. It is a concentrate and needs to be diluted: 1 part to 7 parts distilled water.
This kit is an introduction to the art form when painting with dyes.
Contents: 3 - 2oz primary colors Dupont dyes, 2oz concentrated dilutant, 2” foam brush, small Chinese watercolor brush, 12 1oz cups and lids, silk 36”x45”, freezer paper, 2yds by 18”, steam setting instructions and directions. To stabilize the silk, iron to shiny side of freezer paper.
LIQUID SILK PAINTS
These liquid paints mimic the traditional dyes. Can be used on most surfaces, all fabrics, wood, leather, paper etc… For fabric, simply heat set with a hot iron or in a dryer. Very concentrated, dilute with the special dilutant. Very bright colors. Lightfast. INDIVIDUAL COLORS: Yellow, White, Red, Fuchsia, Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Emerald, Green, Black.
This is a concentrate. Dilute 1 part to 7 parts distilled water. Enhances the salt effect.
Used when thickened paint is required for certain techniques.
LIQUID SILK PAINT KIT
This kit is an easy way to experiment painting on all fabrics without the necessity to steam set, just heat set. The kit contains 3 – 2oz primary colors, 2oz paint dilutant, 2” foam brush, small Chinese watercolor brush, silk 36x45” – 2yds by 18”, instructions. To stabilize, iron to freezer paper.
PEARLIZED PAINT SET
When you are looking for that extra glitz! Heat set.
Large, individual colors. Call for details. Heat set for best results.
DI-FLOW SQUIRREL HAIR BRUSH
This is a favorite with silk artists who paint with a delicate touch. This quill is beautifully shaped to hold maximum color in the fat belly and comes to a fine point. When new, wash to remove finish and shape. To wash, use soap and twirl the brush in the palm of the hand. Rinse well, shake and place on the edge of a table to dry as the hairs hang out. Store in a box with a mothball when not using for a while.
Chinese brushes are economical.
MOORE PUSH PINS
These stainless push pins hold the silk down firmly when stretching. With a tall shank, they are handy for scarves so they can be lifted above the frame. They are washable and long lasting.
FOAM BRUSH 2”
Use for wider areas.
Very handy for many uses: dropping dye or paint, refilling bottles & pickups.
SQUEEZE BOTTLES, APPLICATOR
This bottle comes with a spout and used for resist etc... Can be used without a metal tip.
METAL TIPPED APPICATOR — Clip the top of the spout just above the thin line on the spout. Place the metal tip over that and turn until the metal tip is firmly over the spout.
3mm – Very fine – 5mm medium, 7mm - wide
Use for better control of resist application. Fill the ½ oz applicator with resists or thickened dyes or different paints. The metal tip produces a clean line. Comes with a special unclogging pin.
REFILLABLE EMPTY MARKERS FOR PAINT
Just fill with dyes or paints and apply as you would with a regular marker.
Handy size to fit perfectly in an egg carton to avoid spills. Comes with lids to use when having to stop painting so the dyes or paints do not dry out.
Use for misting. Attached to a 2oz bottle.
Trace your designs onto silk with this pen then easily apply the resist over the visible lines. The tracing lines disappear.
IDENTIPEN, PERMANENT BLACK PEN
This quality black permanent pen has two sides, one fine and one wide. Used for detail work and signing.
WATER BASE RESIST 2 OZ
Use this resist to outline designs. Once the fabric is set by steaming or heat setting, wash out carefully and completely with COLD water.
COLORED RESIST PAINT SET
Use these colored resists for a different look. Heat set the paints.
Seeking to control the flow (capillary action) of the dyes or paints, lightly but completely coat the fabric with this antifusant, allow to dry then paint. After setting, rinse out the antifusant.
This ready to use thickener is added to dyes for special techniques.
FOUR CANVAS STRETCHER STRIPS 13”X13”
This practical sized frame, can be used to stretch 12” silk for small projects, technique samples and to test colors and ideas.