July & August Newsletter 2017

 
 

July & August News & Specials

 

Our website has recently undergone some much needed back end re-configuration, however if any frustrations are noted during your shopping or browsing experience, please let us know!

Your feedback is always welcome and valuable!

 

Entering the new financial year, we are launching a few exciting 'Specials' ~

For our SILK PAINTERS ~

MOYER DESIGNS SILK PAINTING STRETCHER SYSTEMS ~ 20% OFF KITS  #1 #2 #3 and #5. 

20% OFF Habutai 90 x 90cm pure SILK SQUARES with hand rolled hems, ideal for luxury floor or bed cushions and wall art. Kit #3 is perfect for stretching this size silk.

Discounts will show in the shopping cart.  

10% OFF ALL BRUSH SETS 

40% OFF ZIG TWIN POINT PERMANANT FABRIC MARKERS, ALL COLOURS. Brush/fine tip.

20% OFF ALL SILK PAINTING LIQUID DYES - THIS MONTH ONLY.   SILK DESIGNER & OPULENCE.


NEW ~ we now have REMNANTs and END OF LINE items on our ARTIST'S SILK page. This will change reqularly as items are sold and added. 

We are also clearing the book shelf, there are some GREAT BOOK SPECIALS 

Stay warm, batten down the hatches and enjoy the perfect time for creativity!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2016 - 17 Christmas Season Closure Dates

 * * Christmas Closure for 2016-17 will be 23rd December to 31st January inclusive * *

                ~ please plan ahead as no orders will be processed during this period

                           we thank you for your understanding and your patronage  ~

 


2016-17 Christmas Season Gift Idea's & Seasonal Discounts

 

KITS

SILK PAINTING BEGINNERS KIT * gift idea      ** New Designs for 2016-17 **

This full sized value packed beginner's kit contains a large square 90 x 90cm Paj Silk Scarf, a square of practice Silk Habutai; this gives you two kinds of silk to experience. A high quality Bamboo 30cm stretcher frame, professional steam fix silk dyes according to the design, a professional quality brush; that's really important! clear gutta resist and applicator bottle, full workshop style instructions and a design pattern template with full colour picture for guidance. Designs will vary but you will be offered a choice of what is available at the time of ordering.           

** add Mandy Southan's Silk Painting Beginners Book at time of ordering for a 10% discount on the book **


** Susan Louise Moyer's CD/PDF Silk Painting (two) books ~ Christmas Gift Pack $48.00

** BRUSHES ~ Susan Louise Moyer's, and ALL Brush Sets ~ Seasonal Discount ~ please visit our Brushes page for further information.


** INDIGO DYE STARTER KIT     * gift idea   $58.50

This full sized kit contains enough Indigo & mordants to experiment to your hearts content or run a workshop ~ 50g Indigo Vat Blue 1 - 250g Sodium Hydrosulphite (STABILISED HYDROS) & 500g Soda Ash - comprehensive  workshop style instructions are included.

TWO SCARVES ~ Paj Silk 160 x 28cm & Silk/Cotton 160 x 45cm ~ scarves supplied may vary according to availability.   

** add an Indigo Dye Book at time of ordering for a 10% discount on the book **


**  RUST & TANNIC NATURAL DYERS KIT *   gift idea      $38.50

Rust, for rich terracotta to red ochre shades, and Tannic for smokey browns, compliment each other and can be used alone, or together for greys and iron blacks. Use with Indigo for blue greys. Both can also be used as mordents in other natural dye baths. This full sized Beginners Kit contains Rust ~ Ferrous Sulphate, Tannic ~ Chestnut Extract Tannin with recipe's & comprehensive instructions.

TWO SCARVES  ~ Paj Silk 160 x 28cm & Silk-Cotton 160 x 45cm provided, sizes may vary according to availability - $38.50


** NATURAL DYERS  'SURPRISE DYE'  KIT *   gift idea    $38.50

This attractive Beginners Kit contains 50g of a Natural Dye Stuff, Alum Mordant with full colour information sheet.

TWO SCARVES ~ Paj Silk 160 x 28cm & Silk/Cotton 160 x 45cm provided * sizes may vary according to availability  

Dye by availabilty from the following : yellows ~ Fustic, Himalayan Rubrub, Turmeric, Marigold, Saffron, Chamomile, Calendula :  reds ~ Rosehip, Natural Beet, Henna : oranges ~ Kamala, Orange Osage, Cutch

** add a Natural Dye Book at time of ordering for a 10% discount on the book **

DEVORE VELVET STARTER KIT * gift idea  

The etching of Velvet is very popular and exciting - see your idea's materialise! This kit includes one metre of Devore Viscose/ Silk Velvet, Guar Gum thickener, Sodium Bisulphate, one Drimarine dye of your choice, a working recipe and full workshop style instructions. 

** add a 25g Drimarine dye or two at the time of ordering for a 10% discount on the additional dyes **

 

** NEW ~ DISCHARGE PAINTING or PRINTING  KIT  *  gift idea

Discharging colour from hand dyed or commercial silk is exciting! By popular demand we offer this new starter kit, containing two metres of Black Silk Organza and 250g ZFS Discharge Paste, with recipe and instructions.

 

SILK PAINTING STRETCHING FRAME SYSTEMS ~ MOYER DESIGNS  KITS #1 to #5 

This is the time to treat yourself to a Professional Stretching Frame for your Silk Painting, you will be amazed at how well thought out and simple it is. You will never look back! Built to last. When you change your working size, this modular system allows your frame to grow with you. Going away, or simply need the space for a while, it will quickly dis-essemble by hand - no tools required.

10% SEASONAL DISCOUNT ~ this offer closes Wednesday 7th December 2016 to allow delivery for Christmas.  The offer does not apply to extensions or sundries.


Can't choose? Last minute? ~ then select a 12 month GIFT VOUCHER available from $50 to your preferred sum.  This can be supplied electronically as well as in a printed gift card if required, and posted directly or to you. Let us help.


Fibres West October 2015

Due to illness, Silk Wholesalers will regretably NOT BE ATTENDING the Trade Hall this year.

Orders from now on, should select EXPRESS POST.

Orders for Fibres West placed on line will be prioritised. Write ' Fibres West' in the 'company' box or send us an email.

Interstate, and late participants, can collect their orders on Sunday at Mureske, by prior arrangement. 

 

For those attending Alison Holt and Philomena Hali's workshops we can supply silk painting supplies, air soluble pens, silk pins, machine needles, ZIG  twin tipped fabric markers, dyes, indigo, mordants, and many other items required, SILKS including Organza, Paj 4-6mm, Habutai 8-12mm, Silk Gauze/Tissue 3.5mm, silk/cotton 8-10mm, Silk Satin for the wedding Bojagi - and more

We also have a range of DAYLIGHT LIGHTS and GLOBES for your own lights.

SILK STRETCHING FRAMES, available to fit 50 x 50cm / fat quarter and only a few hoops left.

Let us know if we can help you sort out your requirement list, othrwise, have a wonderful experience in good company.

Warm wishes, Carol


Newsletter for November 2014

 

Workshops ~

Indigo Dyeing with Charlene O'Brien 22nd November

booking is necessary as places are limited. Contact us for details.

Charlene is also a talented eco fashion designer and nuno felter, who may be enticed to give a workshop in that field if there is enough demand.

 

Workshops from February 2015 will include free style inspiring silk dyeing, using a stretching frame for silk painting and decorating your own scarf, vat dyeing with Landscape Dyes, Natural Dyeing using commercial natural dyestuff and regional plant matter, Shibori stitch & dye, and whatever else turns us on !!

 

A bit of trivia ~ apparently you can see Western Australia from outer space when the wildflowers are in bloom !  and they make wonderful natural colour for your dye bath.

Please pick responsibly, and be mindful of not taking any rootstock from the bush.

OPULENCE steam fix SILK DYES and water based GUTTA are now in stock – a colour chart is not yet available on our website. Apologies !!            We have pleasure in working more closely with Kraftkolour and are the sole WA agent for these excellent products.

NATURAL DYES from all over the world ~ these products are not yet on our website but watch, and feel free to contact us for details;

When phoning, please leave a message on the answer phone ~ we are an on-line business and the phone is not always attended ~ best time to phone mornings Monday to Friday WST or email at anytime  info@silkwholesalers.com.au.

You can now find us on Facebook:    www.facebook.com/silkwholesalers


Opulence Silk Dyes & other new stock

More News from Silk Wholesalers

    October 2014 (second edition! )

Thanks to everyone who came to our Open Days recently, it was great to meet so many new, and familiar faces !

Workshops ~ are planned for the warmer months, the first being Indigo Dyeing with Charlene O'Brien 22nd November, booking is necessary as places are limited, and filling up. A discounted price is offered to those on our Great Southern mailing list.

Charlene is also a talented eco fashion designer / felter, who may be enticed to give a workshop in that field if there is enough demand.

Workshops commencing after Christmas will include inspirational silk dyeing, using a stretching frame for silk painting and decorating your own scarf, dye pot dyeing with Landscape Dyes, Natural Dyeing using commercial natural dyestuff and regional plant matter, Shibori stitch & dye, and whatever else turns us on !!

 

Spring has Sprung, lots of flowers are in bloom ~ a bit of trivia ~ apparently you can pick Western Australia from outer space when the wildflowers are in bloom !  and they make wonderful natural colour in your dye bath.

Please pick responsibly, and be mindful of not taking any rootstock from the bush.

NEW IN STOCK  ~

OPULENCE SILK DYES and GUTTA. we have pleasure in working more closely with Kraftkolour and are now their sole WA agent for these excellent products.

We are also now carrying a range of NATURAL DYES from all over the world ~ these products are not yet on our website but feel free to contact us for details and keep an eye on our Natural Dye page

 

Carol