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Information about Fabrics

Hand painted canvas bagLuxurious, light transmitting silk fabrics give vibrant results when dyed or painted with acid dyes (find out more about dyes) or decorated with silk paints or screen printing inks (see here for information and techniques).  Other fabrics such as Satin or Velvet can be manipulated with devorants which remove the pile and leave the net backing to create pretty devore fabric, which can then be dyed in two colours in one dye bath!

The cotton fabrics range from the economical bleached cotton and calico, which are ideal for the classroom, through to the finely woven Javanese Prima and Primissima cotton for special craft projects.

There are also a selection of polyesters and non-fabrics which can also be printed on, painted or dyed.  These include polyester voile which can double up as screen mesh and the wet-strength paper, tissutex.

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Wedding Jewellery Wedding Jewellery Speedball Speedy Stamped Fabric Speedball Speedy Stamped Fabric
Canvas Bag painted with acrylic paints Painted Canvas Bag Organza greetings card Organza Greeting Cards
Batik Animal Designs by Roz Plant Batik Animal Designs Silk Painting by Allison Holland A Beginner's Silk Painting
Silk Painting by Jenny Lacey Silk Paintings


Silk fabric painted by Liz Cunningham Painted Silk Fabric
Batik paintings by Diana Fenney Paintings on Mulberry and Lokta papers using Procion dyes and wax Manipulated Polyester Fabric Manipulated Polyester
Hand painted bag using Deka Permanent fabric paints Painted Canvas Bag 2    
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