April ~ May News Update

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

Special for May ~ Devore velvet 10% discount with code ‘DevoreMay’

Special for June will be the Moyer Silk Stretching Systems – watch this space !

Good news for Silk Painters ~ SILK DESIGNER DYES for SILK PAINTING ~ a full colour range is again available, including Cobalt which will make a lot of you happy ! We also have China Blue back in the range and all the browns and ochres from Silk Express are back !

Back-orders are being processed as quickly as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience. We will now stock ALL available COLOURS in 250ml as well as 100ml.

MOYER Silk Stretching System ~ Embellish magazine readers ~ The advertised promotional discount of 10% on our BASIC SQUARE #1 KIT has been extended for a while due to the disruption of business while we pulled roots and dumped our bundle in the Great Southern in January. If you lost us during this time, apologies, we had broadband and phone complications and a new silk studio to outfit ~ we are now up and running again!

Please note that this is the MOYER-SILK WHOLESALERS Unique Australian/New Zealand sizing range and not the original US range, which is Imperial not Metric, and sized quite differently. We designed the current kits and are the sole distributor of the MOYER system, which is modular and can be extended as your idea's and skills require. Extension kits and all parts are available to original purchasers only.

BRUSHES  ~ A full and exciting range of brushes are in stock, including our amazing Kolinsky Sables and Black Velvet’s. These brushes are all chosen specifically for silk painters and water colourists.

If you phone us ~  leave a message if you get the answer phone ~ we are an on-line business and the phone is not always attended ~ Someone is generally within cooee of the phone between 9 -12 noon Monday to Friday WST. Email if you prefer ~ carol@silkwholesalers.com.au

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, so 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 we will fix 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 wrong !

Meanwhile, look out for Puff Balls with the first rains and get the dye pots out ! Our silk/viscose Devore Velvet dyes beautifully from the darkest conker brown, through rich golds to pale amber as it exhausts.   Happy days !


News from Silk Wholesalers April 2014

 

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Don't forget it's almost Easter & Anzac Day !
We will be closed from Friday 18th to Monday 21st incl.
Open Tues 22nd to Thurs 24th, last post for orders noon on Thursday.
Anzac Day Friday 25th ~ we are closed
Happy, safe & relaxed holidays !

SILK DESIGNER DYES for SILK PAINTING a full colour range is again available, with the possible exception of Cobalt which is proving problematic ~ new stock has arrived, with some colours still on the way.

Back-orders are being processed as quickly as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience. We will now stock ALL COLOURS in 250ml as well as 100ml.

MOYER Silk Stretching System ~ The promotional discount of 10% on our BASIC SQUARE #1 KIT has been extended to 30th April due to the disruption of business while we moved.

Please note that this is the MOYER-SILK WHOLESALERS Unique Australian/New Zealand sizing range and not the original US range. We are the sole distributor of this system, which is modular and can be extended as your idea's and skills require. Extension kits and all parts are available to original purchasers only.

BRUSHES  ~ A full range of brushes back in stock, including our amazing Kolinsky Sables and Black Velvet’s. These brushes are all chosen specifically for silk painters but water colourists love them too.

UPDATED CONTACT  DETAILS  ~ PO Box 7129, Lower King WA 6330 ~ 08 9844 9146  ~ please leave a message if you get the answer phone as we are an on-line business and the phone is not always attended ~ mornings are the best time to ring.

Someone is generally within cooee of the phone between 9 -12 noon Monday to Friday WST

Contact ~ Orders, questions & information~ Our website is 'on-line all-of-the-time' and can answer many of your questions. Email if you prefer ~ carol@silkwholesalers.com.au

Appointments ~ we are open by appointment if you are in the area. Please ring beforehand.

Just in case you don’t know ~ every order placed through our website is handled by a real person, so 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 if you have to guess the weight, just choose Express or Regular mail and we will fix 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 wrong !

Meanwhile, look out for Puff Balls with the first rains and get the dye pots out ! Our silk/viscose Devore Velvet dyes beautifully from the darkest conker brown, through rich golds to pale amber as it exhausts.

Happy days !

 


Silk Wholesalers have moved ~ new contact details here

Please make a note of our new contact details

 

PO BOX 7129, LOWER KING, WA 6330

Phone 08 9844 9146 ~ please leave a message if the phone is unattended

Email ( unchanged ) info@silkwholesalers.com.au or carol@silkwholesalers.com.au

Urgent matters only please ~ contact Carol 0411 135 698

 


January Newsletter 2014

Silk Wholesalers Newsletter

January 2014

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A Happy New Year to all ~ may it be a beautiful one, filled with happiness and good intent :-)

Over the Christmas and New Year break we have relocated home and business, a huge disruption! ~ moving from the Perth Hills to Albany in the Great Southern ~  and a big thank you to all those who helped one way and another. Thanks also to those who waited patiently for their orders while we re-surface and re-organise things this end.  Using my iphone/hotspots whilst waiting for broadband to be connected has awakened me to the need for Silk Wholesalers to have a mobile app, so watch this space!

New postal address ~ PO Box 7129, Lower King WA6330.

Phone 08 9844 9146  ~ please leave a message if you get the answer phone as we are an on-line business and the phone is not always attended ~  Website and email contacts remain unchanged.

Orders placed through our website are handled personally, and confirmed back to you before payment is required. Don’t worry if you have to guess the postage option, we will fix it this end.  Email us if you prefer, and have a little extra time. We still maintain our policy of the quickest possible turn-around for you. Orders, once paid, will be dispatched daily prior to 1pm.

 


Spring & Summer Newsletter

Silk Wholesalers Spring & Summer Newsletter 2013

CHRISTMAS SUMMER CLOSING DATES ~ we will be closed from Saturday 21st December re-opening Monday 20th January 2014 ~ ~ as usual, orders placed on-line through our website will be processed from time to time. All outstanding orders will be prioritised on re-opening.

Meanwhile ~

New stock arriving November includes GEORGETTE 8mm SILK SCARVES 160 X 45cm and CREPE DE CHINE 12mm 160 x 45cm, hand rolled PFD with labels off.

Silk Wholesalers will be the ‘featured business’ in the December issue of the lovely Embellish Magazine, so please support them, and us, and order your copy now.  Readers of that issue will receive a 10% discount on our MOYER Silk Stretching System kit #1, normally $145, using the discount code.

Have a look at Susan Louise Moyers ‘Fashion and Fine Art’ now available as cd/pdf edition (this means you can view, print and save it on your computer, run a slide show or tutorial/workshop, view it on your HD TV )  along with her infamous ‘Artists Guide to Silk Painting’ – both these excellent books are currently out of print in paper format, although we have a copy in our showroom for personal callers to browse.

With Christmas in mind, Gift Vouchers are always available and valid for one year.

For the Natural Dye enthusiasts, the wet winter has given us a lot of wonderful puff balls (and other fungi) this year, now we can turn our minds to the flowering Acacias, all of which produce a different colour, and soon, keep an eye on the Marri and other flowering trees. Of course the leaves, flowers, roots and bark can all be used, and offer some amazing colours! We carry a great range of Natural Dye Books and always have Mordant’s in stock. Our book list is changing and growing regularly, so check in from time to time on our website or ask for a current list.

As usual, we will be offering a free gift wrapping on books ordered for Christmas presents by request

Talking of reading ~

Who’s got tired eyes?  If your eye’s get tired or you simply haven’t enough available light for reading, painting or sewing, check out the Daylight Lighting on our website or ask for a flyer ~ it needn’t be expensive, you can simply replace your current globe or treat yourself, and your eyesight, to a reading/working lamp.

*spring special Daylight Lighting ~ 10% discount extended to 30th November; Options include a desk lamp, floor lamp, portable multi-directional twist lamp, light box and mini clip-on lamp with magnifier plus long-life daylight globes in screw and bayonet to fit your normal lamps. These are also great Christmas presents !

100% silk Jersey, * special @ $65 for 2 metres or $35 pm thereafter, dyes and sews beautifully and a pleasure to wear – who needs synthetic thermals, just knock yourself up a cosy silk skivvy to wear under everything ! winter or summer, I love this fabric, soooo gorgeous and easy to wear !

 


Winter Newsletter

A winter hello from us! In most parts of our beautiful country, it’s that chilly time of year again when we want to sit by the fire or in that winter sun-trap, if you are lucky enough to have one, and read, ponder, write and sew ~

Some new books on the shelf, and coming soon are ~  

Hand Printing from Nature by Laura Bethmann, Get Spun by Symeon North,  Nuno Felt by Liz Clay, Memory on Cloth Shibori 2nd Edition 2012 release by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Spinning & Dyeing Yarn by Ashley Martineau ( pre-order now for October release )The Fabric & Yarn Dyers Handbook 2nd Edition 2011 by Tracy Kendall                                                                  

Textile Painting, silk, velvet, satin, cotton, linen and all cloths by D. M. Campan (this is a 2011 re-release of historical rare publication c 1900)                                                                                               

Textile Surface Decoration silk & velvet by Margot Singer,

Modern Shibori by Bosbach Silke, and a few copies of A Dyers Garden by Rita Buchanan remain, this book is now out of print

~ some impressive coffee table books or a special gift for a special person ~ 

TEXTILES: The Whole Story by Beverly Gordon  ~
SILK by Mary Schoeser ~   special price $65 while stocks last   

* new  ~ TEXTILES by Mary Schoeser    * all reviews can be read on our website book page                                                      

If your eye’s get tired or you simply haven’t enough available light for reading or sewing, check out the Daylight Lighting our website or ask for a flyer to be sent to you ~ it needn’t be expensive, you can simply replace your current globe or treat yourself, and your eyesight, to a reading/working lamp.

*winter special Daylight Lighting ~ 10% discount to 30th August

Options include a desk lamp, floor lamp, portable multi-directional twist lamp, light box and mini clip-on lamp with magnifier plus long-life daylight globes in screw and bayonet.

 

For winter art fashion and sewing, we have a lovely stretch 100% silk Jersey,

*winter special price of $35 pm if you buy 2 metres or more, dyes and sews beautifully and a pleasure to wear – who needs synthetic thermals, just knock yourself up a cosy silk skivvy to wear under everything !

In our book range we have some excellent stitch and sewing books  ~

*winter special all sewing books by Claire Schaeffer carry a 20% discount while current stocks last, she has 3 great books to choose from – all are recommended course books for fashion students

 

If you are a silk painter as well, look at Susan Louise Moyers ‘Fashion and Fine Art’ currently available as a cd/pdf edition, along with her infamous ‘Artists Guide to Silk Painting’ – both books are currently out of print in paper format.TIP ~ check out our unique ‘Silk-a-dashery’ range of essentials for ‘Sewing with Silk’ and ask for a fact sheet on the subject, if you don’t receive one with your order.  Happy days !