Silk artists and textile designers

Silk artists and textile designers around the world

Welcome to finding everything needed to paint on silk …

Finding everything I needed to paint on silk ...

I’ve been painting on silk since around 1980, when I studied with a silk artist in Paris [yes, THAT Paris!].

When I returned to Australia seven years later, I found it almost impossible to find the products, stores, books I needed, and it was a slow process to track them down over the next few years. I continued to travel and live overseas, and often shipped silk related goodies to my new homes in Europe or USA, or back to Australia.

I thought it would be great to share all this info with others, so I started teaching silk painting classes and taught wherever I happened to be living.

I created lists for my students where they could find products – silk, paint, brushes, books, steamers, cellophane bags for scarves and cards … where to get inexpensive woven labels, etc etc.

An idea was born!
An idea was born!

I started to build websites, and one day I had a brainwave … why not create a website and SHARE all my knowledge of where to buy bits and pieces all over the world??

I was amazed when I started to make a list of things to share, and the list of art links grew and grew and grew …

I launched the website in 2002, and since then many people have shared info with me which has been added to the site. So here we are in 2006, and I’ve decided it’s time for a facelift [for the website, not me] … and I am soooo excited about making the site look fabulous! Please join with me on my new adventure – let me know what you think!

Ciao for now,