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Choosing Silk Dyes/Paints
We have 4 types of silk dyes and paints, with several brands within each type. All are liquids. All work well and have devoted fan clubs. Different strokes for different folks!
Type 2. Dyes that can be fixed using a liquid fixative, either by dipping the painted silk into the diluted fixative, brushing or better yet spraying the diluted fixative onto the silk. These produce colors that some say are not quite as bright as type 1 and perhaps not as washfast. These dyes can also be steam set and then are perhaps almost as bright & washfast as those above. They also leave no "feel" on the silk. Jacquard Silk Colors GREEN LABEL and Tinfix Design are examples of versatile dyes can can be fixed either way.
For beginners, we recommend starting with either Type 2, 3 or 4. It's easy to have a good experience with those. As you progress, you may decide to switch to Type 1 for the added depth and brilliance of color. No matter what you choose, have fun and don't be afraid to ask questions. That's what we're here for!
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