Here are the paints Dharma carries especially for silk painting. These are non-toxic water based fabric paints that are so thin that they flow like dye. Leave very little feel on the fabric. Paint, dry, iron to fix, that's it. We also carry a wide variety of Dyes for Silk Painting which have various methods of fixing.
Pros: Versatile, thin flowable paint for silk painting and many other uses on most fabrics, even untreated leather. Easy to use, non-toxic, very economical, comes in various sizes, great for teachers Cons: We couldn't think of any!
Pros: Bright colors! Easy to use, water-based, non-toxic thin paint that can be an alternative for dye, heliographic (can be used full strength for sun painting) Cons: Not available in larger sizes (250ml max)
Pros: It's a concentrated (so economical after dilution) pigment system that feels like dye instead of paint, is easy to use for all kinds of techniques, is concentrated, non-toxic and works on most synthetics as well as natural fibers Cons: Limited color selection, colors fade with washing the first time (typical of "dyeing" with pigments) - you have to like the unique "stonewashed" look