Silk Painting Supplies

  • SILK PAINTING BEGINNERS KIT * gift idea
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    This full sized value packed beginner's kit contains a large square 90 x 90cm Paj 6.5mm Silk Scarf, a square of practice Silk Habutai, to fit the 30cm stretcher frame provided, 2 professional steam fix silk dyes, colours according to the design, a professional quality brush; that's really important!  A full sized clear gutta resist and applicator bottle, full workshop style instructions and a flower 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. 

    Designs normally available are Peony Rose in pinks and greens,  the popular Strelitzia orange yellow blue green tones, and the lovely purple Iris. Please note the postage on this item requires a 5kg post bag

    We do not strive to profit from the sale of these kits.  A sustainable interest in silk painting and on-going business is our reward, as there are currently very few silk painting books in print and many people can't locate or access local silk painting classes 

     

    * Ideal Christmas Gift  ** Add Susan Lousie Moyers's Silk Painting Book CD/PDF 

     

  • Price$79.50

Silk Paints, Gutta and Mediums

  • Painting Powder
  • Painting Powder
  • This painting powder makes up an unthickened solution for painting or airbrushing onto Silk, Cotton, Viscose, Rayon. It can be used with gutta and hot/cold waxn a dye solution. Fabric may be steamed, air cured or ironed if required. For use with Fibre Reactive dyes; Drimarine, Procion etc.

    Dissolve 100gms in 900 mls warm water. For use on Cotton add 10-20 gms per litre of Soda Ash.

  • Price$7.50
  • Drimarine K Dye 25g
  • Drimarine K Dye 25g
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    A range of  Fibre Reactive dyes for hand painting ~ COLD to WARM (30 to 50c) powder dye, stable in liquid form, making them ideal for hand painting; suitable for dye-bath, printing and block printing. These dyes have good tinctorial strength as well as good wash & light fastness properties. Suitable for Silk, Wool, Cotton, Nylon, Rayon/Viscose

    Colour Chart

    25g jar

     

    Drimarine Simple Dyeing Method

  • Price$8.90
  • OPULENCE SILK DYE steam fix 130ml
  • OPULENCE SILK DYE steam fix 130ml
  • CURRENTLY ON SALE 25% - RRP $11

    Opulence STEAM FIX Silk Dyes are Australia's own brand of silk paints for professional silk painters, schools and hobbyists. They come in a range of 60 vivid, subtle and unique colours, all with excellent fastness. The colours are intermixable and can be used with or without Gutta Resist and with the Salt technique. Steam Fix must be steamed for colours to achieve their full depth and permanence.  Also available - Opulence Dilutant and water based Guttas.

    Colour Chart 1

    Colour Chart 2


    Directions ~ Just paint Opulence Dyes onto your silk, allow to dry and gently steam for 40mins to cure.

    Rinse off any excess dye in warm soapy water, rinse until water runs clear. Allow to cool before removing from steamer.

    All colours are intermixable and may be diluted

    with water or Opulence Dilutant. 

  • Price$8.25
  • OPULENCE DILUTANT 250ml
  • OPULENCE DILUTANT 250ml
  • Dilutant is a colour reducer, allowing you to reduce the strength of the colours without affecting their performance or permanence. A caution - a small amount should be added as required in palette, rather than adding the product to the bottle. 

  • Price$6.95
  • OPULENCE ANTIFUSANT 250ml
  • OPULENCE ANTIFUSANT 250ml
  • Antifusant is useful to control or prevent the spread of colour when silk painting with steam fix dyes. Coating the silk with a fine layer of antifusant will stiffen the fabric to allow full brush control. Colour can be layered and detailed until final result is acheived. Antifusant is removed, along with excess dye, by rinsing after the silk is steam fixed. 

  • Price$6.95
  • OPULENCE CLEAR GUTTA WATER BASED
  • OPULENCE CLEAR GUTTA WATER BASED
  • CLEAR Water Based Gutta. Excellent Australian product from Opulence can be used with any Heat Set or Steam Set Silk Paints. Washes out in warm-hot soapy water.

  • Price$7.85
  • Silk Designer Dyes for Silk and Wool 100ml
  • Silk Designer Dyes for Silk and Wool 100ml
  • colour chart

    ON SALE 25% DISCOUNT
    Professional strength dyes, 25 highly concentrated, vibrant colours that gain their full luminosity after steaming. Will not change the appearance, lustre, feel or 'handle' of the silk.
    Steam fix for best results, a cold bath fixation with Silk Express Re-usable Fixative is available for convenience. An ideal option for workshops, travelling and for those without the facilities or preference for steaming.

    Silk Designer and Silk Express are intermixable. Silk Express is no longer available, but some popular colours have been added to the professional Silk Designer range.

    See drop-down box. The following colours are available but not on the colour chart, China Blue and Sienna.

    AUSTRALIAN PRODUCT

  • Price$8.25
  • Silk Designer Dyes for Silk and Wool   250 ml ~ Clearance 25%
  • Silk Designer Dyes for Silk and Wool 250 ml ~ Clearance 25%
  • RRP $22.00   This size will no longer be available once sold out

  • Price$16.50
  • Diffusant 100ml Silk Designer
  • Diffusant 100ml Silk Designer
  • For uniform pastel shades or a pale background. The Diffuser retards drying of colour and allows large areas to be painted without leaving rings or halo. Highly concentrated and economical, dilute in water 6 drops per 250ml water, then add to colour as required.

  • Price$11.50
  • Antifusant 200ml Silk Designer
  • Antifusant 200ml Silk Designer
  • Anti-spreading agent. Use to control the flow of dye on silk and allows detailed work. Apply a thin coat to silk and allow to dry before painting. Washes out with excess dye after steaming.

  • Price$13.00
  • Serti Gutta 100ml
  • Serti Gutta 100ml
  • Water based. Permanent. Normally vailable in Black Pearl, Pearl, Gold, Silver, Copper -  gutta must be heat set before painting, hand wash after 24hrs, machine wash after 72 hrs or dry clean.

  • Price$18.90

Stretching Frames

  • MOYER STRETCHING KIT #1 BASIC SQUARE ** gift idea
  • MOYER STRETCHING KIT #1 BASIC SQUARE ** gift idea
  • MOYER DESIGN FABRIC STRETCHING SYSTEM consists of interchangeable bars, allowing for a variety of useful combinations and sizes. Each set in the system can be UPGRADED to accommodate longer and wider fabric by adding additional sets.

    Designed by Susan Louise Moyer, internationally recognized master silk painter & author of several iconic books on the subject.

    This easy-to-use fabric stretching system automatically adjusts the tension of the wet fabric as you paint, eliminating the need to re-stretch work-in-progress... removing the hassles of push pins, tacks, and sagging silk. Fine rust proof fabric hooks and elastic cord keep the fabric suspended away from the frame and the work surface. This unique patented stretching system and its sturdy wooden frame make this equipment ideal for painting yardage and pre-hemmed silk scarves. All parts are interchangeable to create a variety of stretcher sizes.    The frame can be completely disassembled for storage.  The adjustable legs, easily slip on and off, can be placed most anywhere on the frame, enabling the frame to be supported on a surface that is smaller than the frame itself. Remove the legs to lay the frame on a flat surface for tracing, drawing, stamping, or screen printing designs. The legs each have two height points allowing one side to be adjusted differently to the other if a sloping painting area is required.

    All painting area size suggestions are based on the hooks being on the inside of the frame, additional size can be obtained by using the bars with the hooks on the outside. Making your frame bigger or smaller is easy and uncomplicated, requiring no tools.

    It’s built to last!

    All sets come complete bars, legs and all necessary hardware, silk stretching hooks, and full instructions.

     

    MOYER DESIGNS Silk Stretching KIT  #1 BASIC SQUARE  * all time Promotional Price $162 ~ running until Christmas 2017

    The BASIC SQUARE KIT consists of (4) bars to accommodate fabric up to 51cm square (20”) complete with the necessary hardware, silk stretching hooks (42) and adjustable legs. These can be used to support the frame horizonaly, at a slant or removed completely. This is a convenient size for the new student and ideal for workshops or those with limited space, suited to small pieces for quilts, pillows and silk paintings. 

     

    * Ideal Christmas Gift  ** Add Susan Lousie Moyers's Silk Painting Book CD/PDF 

     

    SEE ALL SIZES AND ACCESSORIES ON 'SILK STRETCHING FRAME SYSTEM' PAGE

     

     

  • Price$162.00

Silk Painting Accessories

  • Artist's Fine Spray Bottle
  • Artist's Fine Spray Bottle
  • Powerful extra fine 300ml spray bottle, pump assisted for even distribution of fine mist. Ideal for silk painters, felters, garment pressing and training the cat ..

  • Price$32.60
  • BRUSH SET ~ BLACK VELVET WATERCOLOUR COLLECTION I
  • BRUSH SET ~ BLACK VELVET WATERCOLOUR COLLECTION I
  • WATERCOLOUR SET I - For Silk Painters & Watercolourists, Silk Wholesalers have selected this special 3 brush collection for you ~ Black Velvet™ Squirell-Risslon blend, comprising 3/4" oval flat wash brush,  #8 round  and  #1 fine liner script for fine detail.  Exceptional quality, excellent value. Below US List Price.  

  • Price$68.95
  • BRUSH SET ~ SUSAN LOUISE MOYER ESSENTIALS ~ 10% OFF
  • BRUSH SET ~ SUSAN LOUISE MOYER ESSENTIALS ~ 10% OFF
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    Susan Louise Moyer, professional Master Silk Painting Artist, selected this set of essentials for the silk painter

    Black Velvet™~ set of 3 Squirrel-Risslon blend rounds #4, #8, #12. Excellent value. Below US List Price. 

  • Price$62.95
  • BRUSH SET - SUSAN LOUISE MOYER SPECIALIST
  • BRUSH SET - SUSAN LOUISE MOYER SPECIALIST
  • Susan Louise Moyer, professional Master Silk Painting Artist, uses and recommends this set of brushes for the silk painter, for detailed work and background wash. This set comprised of 3/4" Oval Flat Wash brush Black Velvet™ Squirrel-Risslon blend and 2 rounds #6, #8 by SilverwhiteSilverwhite is the softest, double thick, fully packed white synthetic filament brush available. This white taklon brush offers the finest colour carrying ability alongside sharp needle-pointed, chisel edge control for detailed work. Excellent value. Below US List Price. 


  • Price$56.95
  • Silk Pins  TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT ~ SORRY!
  • Silk Pins TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT ~ SORRY!
  • Stainless Steel. Traditional 3 prong round pins for silk painters, in storage box with pin lever. Pack of 100

  • Price$25.00
  • Gutta Applicator Bottles
  • Gutta Applicator Bottles
  • *new ~ soft smooth squeeze style applicator bottle with superior control. Use as is or with a stainless steel nib (purchase separately)

  • Price$3.70
  • Metal Nibs
  • Metal Nibs
  • ** 10% OFF ** Sizes: Fine (6) Medium (7) Bold (8) Each nib comes complete with a cleaning needle

  • Price$4.95
  • ZIG Metallic Fabricolor Marker
  • ZIG Metallic Fabricolor Marker
  • ** 20% OFF **  Gold ~ 2mm fine tip nib metallic water-based pigment ink pen. Non bleeding. Permanent after ironing. Opaque.

    Ideal for light and dark fabrics. Comes with a spare replacable tip. 

  • Price$6.36
  • Erasable Marker Pen with Eraser
  • Erasable Marker Pen with Eraser
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    Air Erasable Marker for fabric - twin tips, marker & eraser
    Specially compounded erasable ink. Acid Free/ Nontoxic Pen Tip: bullet-shaped point, built-in erasable tip. Applied ink color will disappear in several days or go over it with the eraser tip to remove immediately. Marks can also be removed with water if required.
    Good for temporary marking on fabrics. Ideal for sewing, silk painting designwork, handicraft, embroidery, temporary sketching. Violet

  • Price$9.80
  • Zig Fabricolor Twin Markers
  • Zig Fabricolor Twin Markers
  • CLEARANCE ~ ON SALE 40% OFF - RRP $7.95 now $4.77

    Ideal for all textile work. Works beautifully on silk and watercolour painting, signing your work, embellishment. Doll making; painting in faces.

    22 colours, including silver & gold and a blender, perfect for softening and blending two colours.

    Dual-tipped, water-based pigment, acid-free, lightfast, odourless, xylene free, permanent markers. Iron fix.

    0.2mm fine nib and brush tips. Suitable fabric & paper.

  • Price$4.77
  • ZIG Fabric Sketching Pen
  • ZIG Fabric Sketching Pen
  • ON SALE 30% OFF - will show in shopping cart

    A quick drying, permanant ink textile marker, plastic fine tip 0.6, acid free, archival, no blurring or running. Alcohol based. Xylene free.

    Sepia. Suitable fabric, paper, plastic, glass, wood, metal.

  • Price$5.57

Books

  • Flowering Plants ~ Kew Gardens - a design book
  • Flowering Plants ~ Kew Gardens - a design book
  • The Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew
  • An exciting new book for Silk Painters ~ offered by the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, contains 44  elegant, beautifully hand drawn line illustrations, one linear and another painted for colour suggestion. Drawn from life, these images show the detail, colour and tone of the actual plant to inspire you to produce your own interpretation. The images are fresh and exciting, ideal for silk painting !

  • Price$17.50
  • Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting
  • Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting
  • Mandy Southan
  • This is an excellent Guide to Silk Painting for Beginners, and those wanting to Learn New Techniques.

    Learn how to create beautiful pictures by painting on silk. With just a touch of a brush, you can paint luminous washes, vibrant flowers or exotic fruit. Add gold outliner, gutta, wax or salt to produce bold patterns and atmospheric effects. Building skills and confidence through well directed assignments. Clear and easy to follow instructions; stimulating and vibrant colour photographs. Mandy Southan has written many excellent texts on the subject and is a well known professional silk painter and teacher. Twelve innovative step-by-step projects each covering a different technique; using colour, painting on damp silk, on dry silk; textured effects using salt; resists using gutta, outliner, wax; moving on with discharge paste, diffuser, dye tinted gutta, salt solution, antifusant (anti-spread) adding detail. UK re-published 2016 edition 

  • Price$27.95
  • The Artists Guide to Gutta & Wax Resist Techniques CD/PDF - Susan L Moyer
  • The Artists Guide to Gutta & Wax Resist Techniques CD/PDF - Susan L Moyer
  • Susan L Moyer
  • * Christmas Special * 

    * Digital CD-PDF Edition of this iconic book, the printed version is now out of print.

    View and save this electronic book on your computer  - easy to refer to, run tutorials in class, workshops, studio and print off as required.

    Master the secrets of an exquisiste art form with Susan Louise Moyer. Silk Painitng is rapidly gaining an enthusiastic following amongst surface designers and fine artists. The pure transparent colours of the dyes, combined with the luxurious drape and sheen of the silk itself, combine to make this a uniquely sensuous medium. This book shows exactly how to use each technique and how to combine them for unique painting perfect for entry level, intermediate and experienced, all will value this excellent material.    ** buy the twin set of Susan Louise Moyer's books on CD/PDF for a special price below **

  • Price$29.95
  • Silk Painting for Fashion & Fine Art - Susan L Moyer
  • Silk Painting for Fashion & Fine Art - Susan L Moyer
  • Techniques for Making Ties, Scarves, Dresses, Decorative Pillows & Fine Art Paintings
  • Susan L Moyer
  • * Christmas Special *

    * Digital CD-PDF Edition of this iconic book, the printed version is now out of print.

    View and save this electronic book on your computer - easy to refer to, project onto a screen, run tutorials in class, workshops, studio and print off as required.

    This inspiring book for the intermediate and advanced silk painter goes beyond the basics, demonstrating the various techniques for dye painting on silk. It also gives professional design direction and guidelines for creating original men's and women's fashion. Also included are advanced silk painting techniques, colour and composition, quilting and construction techniques, and for the fine artist, framing and preserving your artwork. Featured are over 30 renowned professional artists from around the world. The exotic techniques used to create their fashions and fine art statements are demonstrated in 200 full color illustrations. Useful information about the latest materials, equipment and their sources are covered. Susan Louise Moyer, professional silk painter and renown teacher, also author of the best-seller 'Silk Painting; Gutta and Wax Resists'  The printed edition out of print   ** buy the twin set of Susan Louise Moyer's books on CD/PDF for a special price below **

  • Price$29.95
  • Moyer Silk Painting Digital CD/PDF Books ~ Twin Pack  ** gift idea
  • Moyer Silk Painting Digital CD/PDF Books ~ Twin Pack ** gift idea
  • *  Christmas Special *

    The Artists Guide to Gutta & Wax Resist Techniques - Susan L Moyer

    Silk Painting for Fashion & Fine Art - Susan L Moyer

    Purchase the twin set of the above digital CD/PDF books for a special price of $56

     

  • Price$56.00