News October 2014

News October 2014

Open days  ~ come and say hello !

To coincide with the Great Southern Art Trail ~ and following our recent relocation to Lower King, Albany, we are having a celebration ‘opening and blessing’ of our gorgeous new                

Silk Studio & Shop ~  Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October from 10 to 4pm.  Help us to celebrate with local sparkling wines & cheeseboard. All welcome.

Please contact us 0411135698 or 0898449146 for location/directions, and/or to be on our Great Southern mailing list.

Allow time in Lower King to visit Linda Down #58 Art Trail ~ Linda is an amazing soft sculpture artist and must be seen at the Lower King Store.

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.

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 February 2015 will include inspiring silk dyeing, painting, dyebath and natural dye, Shibori stitch & dye.

 

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  ~ we have pleasure in working more closely with Kraftkolour and carrying a range of NATURAL DYES and their OPULENCE SILK DYES and GUTTA.

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. Our website is 'on-line all-of-the-time' ~ browse or order from our friendly shop.

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

Carol


Indigo Dye Workshop in Albany ~ November 2014

SILK WHOLESALERS guest artist

INDIGO WORKSHOP

WITH CHARLENE O’BRIEN

Indigo is the colour of intuition and perception. It is a deep midnight blue that reflects wisdom and devotion.

Discover the magic of dyeing your very own indigo scarves on a special workshop in the Great Southern

Date:        22 November 2014

Time:       10.00am – 4.00pm

Cost:        $165 inc GST

Price includes a silk scarf & a silk/cotton scarf, additional scarves/silk/indigo supplies may be purchased on the day.

Refreshments provided. BYO lunch.

Personal use of vats after lunch.

The workshop will teach you the basic techniques of Japanese Shibori dyeing. You will learn how to create beautiful, unique patterns in an indigo dye vat by binding, stitching, folding, twisting and compressing certain areas of fabric to form a dye resistance.

Textile artist Charlene O’Brien will tutor the workshop at the Silk Wholesalers Silk Studio in Lower King, Albany. She graduated from the London College of Fashion and established the internationally acclaimed fashion brand    Tierra Ecologia in 2002. The brand specialises in eco clothing.

www.tierraecologia.com

 

Bookings essential. To register, please contact Silk Wholesalers.

Bookings:  0411 135 698  

Email: carol@silkwholesalers.com.au

A deposit of $50 is required to secure your place, balance is required by 7th November. Places limited to 12 participants.

A further workshop may be available on Sunday 23rd on demand.


News September 2014

News from Silk Wholesalers

    August 2014                   www.silkwholesalers.com.au

 

New shipment in. All scarves now back in stock

New stock ~ free swatches of the following silks available by sending in SAE to PO BOX 7129, Lower King WA6330.

Whisper ~ Organza Gauze, feather light excellent for FELTING.

Paj/Pongee 4.5mm, a top quality, beautiful silk in it’s own right but also for our FELTERS.

Silk Poplin Noil 33mm a great wearable weight, FELTS well.

Crepe de Chine now available in 12mm and 16mm

OPEN DAYS      To coincide with the Great Southern Art Trail ~ and following our recent relocation to Albany, we are having a celebration “opening” Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October from 10 to 4pm. Light refreshments. All welcome. Contact us for location/directions.

Sole Distributor for ~ MOYER DESIGNS SILK STRETCHING SYSTEM, modular and can be extended as your idea's and skills require. Easily taken apart, re-sized, packed for ease of travel and storage. Five Frame Kits. Extension kits and all spare parts are available to original purchasers only.

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  info@silkwholesalers.com.au anytime. Our website is 'on-line all-of-the-time' ~ browse or order from our friendly shop.

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


News July 2014

News from Silk Wholesalers

    July 2014                   www.silkwholesalers.com.au

 

Specials and new stuff !

10% May promo ~  Devore velvet discount with code ‘Devore in May’ ~ extended to end July

10% June promo ~The Moyer Silk Stretching System Kits – ‘Stretch It for June’ ~ extended to end July

Please note that in co-operation with MOYER DESIGNS this offer applies to the SILK WHOLESALERS unique Australia/New Zealand kits not the original US range.

MOYER DESIGNS SILK STRETCHING SYSTEM is modular and can be extended as your idea's and skills require. Easily taken apart, re-sized, packed for ease of travel and storage. Extension kits and all spare parts are available to original purchasers only.

Silk Twill, an under-stated wonderful silk, the twill weave allows a natural 45 degree stretch excellent for sewing.

Silk Jersey, 100% silk  also a lovely stretchy fabric for your winter wearables. Both currently on a Promotional Special Price - 

New Shipment July ~ the Rolls Royce of Silk ! Crepe de Chine now available in 12mm and 16mm, with some new and exciting Silk/Cotton blends,  a very light Pongee 4.5mm and Organza Whisper, feather light, by request, especially for our FELTERS

If you phone us ~ 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  info@silkwholesalers.com.au anytime

Our website is 'on-line all-of-the-time' ~ browse our friendly shop, place an order or find the answer to many of your questions.  Just in case you don’t know ~ every order placed through our website is handled by a real person. Please wait to hear from us, whilst we check that we have everything you want, and that the shipping option chosen suits your order.  We will then confirm your order by email, and direct you to our secure merchant bank site.

Postage ~ Don’t worry about the weight, just guess, choose Express or Regular mail and if necessary we will adjust it this end. 

PLEASE double check your delivery address AND email address ~ if you don’t hear back from us within a few hours, your email address may be not be correct!

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


June 2014 Newsletter

News from Silk Wholesalers

    June 2014                   www.silkwholesalers.com.au

 

Specials and interesting things ~

10% Special for May ~ Devore velvet discount with code ‘Devore in May’ ~ continues to 20 June

10% Special for June ~The Moyer Silk Stretching System Kits – ‘Stretch It for June’

Please note that in co-operation with MOYER DESIGNS this offer applies to the SILK WHOLESALERS unique Australia/New Zealand kits not the original US range.

MOYER DESIGNS SILK STRETCHING SYSTEM is modular and can be extended as your idea's and skills require. Easily taken apart, re-sized, packed for ease of travel and storage. Extension kits and all spare parts are available to original purchasers only.

Silk Twill, an under-stated wonderful silk, the twill weave allows a natural 45 degree stretch excellent for sewing. Silk Jersey, 100% silk  also a lovely stretchy fabric for your winter wearables.     Both currently on a Promotional Special Price - order on-line

New Shipment due soon ~ the Rolls Royce of Silk ! Crepe de Chine now available in 12mm and 16mm, with some new and exciting Silk/Cotton blends a very light Pongee 4.5mm and Organza/Gauze  especially for our felters.

If you phone us ~ 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  info@silkwholesalers.com.au anytime

Our website is 'on-line all-of-the-time' ~ browse our friendly shop, place an order or find the answer to many of your questions.  Just in case you don’t know ~ every order placed through our website is handled by a real person. Please wait to hear from us, whilst we check that we have everything you want, and that the shipping option chosen suits your order.  We will then confirm your order by email, and direct you to our secure merchant bank site.

Postage ~ Don’t worry about the weight, just guess, choose Express or Regular mail and if necessary we will adjust it this end. 

PLEASE double check your delivery address AND email address ~ if you don’t hear back from us within a few hours, your email address may be not be correct!

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


You can now find us on Facebook

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

Bear with us while we get the hang of this, new and exciting stuff being added and more!