Welcome to our Specialist Silk Painting Shop !
You will also find other exciting things such as Dyes, Natural Dyes, Silk-A-Dashery - yes! Haberdashery for people who love to sew with Silk ~ Books, lots!
The very best brushes for our Silk Painters & Watercolourists ~ Silk Stretching Systems ~ and all sorts of bits & bobs that you need to satisfy your creativity.
We look forward to serving you !
About us ~
Established in 1991 to serve West Australian textile artists, now located in Albany, in the Great Southern, and while being an ‘on line’ business, visitors are welcome by prior arrangement.
Twenty six years later, we have our wonderful customers all over Australia & New Zealand, and parts of the greater world beyond!
The owner/proprietor is a TAFE and University trained textile artist and always happy to offer product advice, stock only tried and reliable items, constantly reviewing our range to satisfaction.
There is no middle man. We import our own silks and hand hemmed scarves, which are carefully sourced for us in China to meet our own specifications and high quality.
We never compromise quality for price.
Our silks are natural clean warm white, un-dyed, un-bleached and free from any additional factory processes such as bulking agents, stiffeners, softeners, lustre agents, crease resistants, fire retardants, soiling repellents and other un-natural and un-necessary treatments. All of which may act as dye resistants, resulting in disappointment.
A note here ~ cheap silk, which we will never carry, is often bulked up with many of these 'finishes' to make the silk look better than it will later, when washed and/or dyed.
Silk contains varying amounts of sericin, a naturally occurring protein gum generated by the silk worm. The amount found in any length of silk will very according to environmental and climatic conditions of the season. This can easily be removed, please see our fact sheet on Preparation & Dyeing of Silk
We aim always to offer a high quality silk for the best possible price determined by current factors. Our customers are important. Happy customers keep us in business, we never forget that.
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