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

SUPPLIES

BOOKS
 
Best of Silk Painting
$30.00
Special $10.00
DYE & PAINTS
 
Dupont Dyes set 2oz (16 colors and 1 dilutant)
96.00
 
Dyes, 2oz Each Color Dupont
6.20
 
Dyes 16oz Each Color Dupont
42.50
 
Dye Dilutant 16 oz
15.00
 
Dye Dilutant 2 oz
2.25
 
Dye Kit
25.00
 
Liquid Paints kit
25.00
 
Liquid Paints 2oz
Yellow, White, Fuchsia, Red, Blue, Emerald, Turquoise, Black, Green, Burgundy
3.50
 
Liquid Paints 16oz
27.00
 
Paint Dilutant 2oz
2.75
 
Paint Dilutant 16oz
18.50
 
Paint thickener 8oz
9.85
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
Di-Flow Squirrel Hair Brush
23.00
 
Chinese brush, Small
1.20
 
Push Pin
9.50
 
Foam Brush 2”
.60
 
Plastic Droppers
.80
 
Metal Tipped App All sizes
. (3mm, 5mm, 7mm
2.80
 
Squeeze bottles (w/o metal tip)
.65
 
Mixing cups (2 doz. w/lids)
1.00
 
Sprayer, misting
1.65
 
Vanishing pen
2.50
 
Identipen, Permanent Pen
2.20
 
2 oz Resist, Water base
2.55
 
16 oz Resist, Water base
19.00
 
Colored resist set
25.00
 
2oz Antifusant
2.55
 
16oz Antifusant
19.00
 
2oz Silk Wash
1.00
 
16 oz Silk Wash
7.00
 
Thickener 4oz. (Powder for Dyes)
4.00
 
Thickener 1 pound (Powder)
15.00
 
Four strips, frame 13x13
4.40
 
SILKS

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.

54” wide 6mm China Silk
$6.25
45” wide 8mm China Silk
$6.40
54” wide 10mm China Silk
$11.20
SCARVES  
11x60 5mm China Silk
$4.15
11x60 8mm China Silk
$5.30
11x60 12mm China Silk
$5.00
14x72 8mm China Silk
$6.00
11x72 8mm China Silk
$5.50
22x90 8mm China Silk
$9.50
54x54 8mm China Silk
$15.25
35x35 8mm China silk
$7.75
44x44 8mm China Silk
$10.50
11x11 Charmeuse
$1.25
8x54 16mm Charmeuse
$5.20
11x60 16mm Charmeuse
$ 6.50
15x72 Charmeuse
$12.20
15x60 Charmeuse
$10.30
36x36 Chameuse
$10.20
45x45 19mm Charmeuse
$16.40
11x60 Flat Crepe
$7.10
12x60 Flat Crepe
$8.25
36x36 Flat Crepe
$12.25
44x44 Flat Crepe
$18.50
54x54 14mm Crepe
$22.00
8x54 Twill
$5.50
36x36 Twill
$9.50
8x54 Jacquard Swirl
$6.25
8x54 Chiffon
$3.25
8x54 Jacquard Dappled
$4.65

Picot Frame: A Must Have in Every Studio

These frames are the "Cadillac of Frames" in silk painting. They are the best frames on the market, and they are well worth the investment. Easy and sturdy. Two of the four bars contain closely spaced small sharp brass needles. Their function is to hold the fabric tightly in place. When you are painting, your fingers are protected from the sharp needles by hinged covers that fold over the needles. The silk is stretched with great ease and can be removed in a second. The silk can also be re-stretched quickly should it sag from excessive moisture or salt. You can stretch pre-hemmed silk scarves of any size on the large frame, from small size to two yards. With the large frame, you can also paint up to five 11" x 60" scarves at the same time. The frame unfolds for use and folds into a compact size for easy storage.

Picot frames & prices - PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING

25” x 25” outside – 22” x 22” inside

$ 55

50” x 50” outside – 45” x 45” inside

$150

18” x 72” outside – 15” x 72” inside

$135

24” x 64” outside – (Designed to paint 2 scarves 11x60)

$135

79” x 64” outside – 76” x 58” inside

$228

Place the largest frame on saw horses and create a frame which will stretch 4 yards of silk.

Extra strips of needles available by the meter.
one meter (39 ½”)
$68.00
½ meter (29 ¾”)

$40.00

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.
DUPONT DYES:
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.
SILK WASH
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.
DYE DILUTANT
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.
DYE KIT
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.
PAINT DILUTANT
This is a concentrate. Dilute 1 part to 7 parts distilled water. Enhances the salt effect.
PAINT THICKENER
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.
PEARLIZED RESIST
Large, individual colors. Call for details. Heat set for best results.
MISCELLANEOUS
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.
PLASTIC DROPPER
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.
MIXING CUPS
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.
SPRAYER, MISTING
Use for misting. Attached to a 2oz bottle.
VANISHING PEN
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.
ANTIFUSANT
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.
THICKENER
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.

 


DIANE TUCKMAN
Tel: 301-474-7347 Fax: 301-441-2395
dtuckman@gmail.com - www.iteachsilkart.com
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