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Topic: Help finding silk
Message: Posted by: Jeff Jenson (Mar 18, 2013 08:08AM)
Does anyone know where I could find a blue and white striped silk?
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Mar 18, 2013 08:55AM)
Jeff,

I think that will be tough to find. However, it is easy enough to make your own with a sharpie pen.
Message: Posted by: Jeff Jenson (Mar 18, 2013 10:21AM)
Bob,
Thank you for the response...I've searched everywhere and I did think of a sharpie as last resort.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Mar 18, 2013 11:00AM)
Jeff777 (I gave you an extra 7, heck, it didn't cost me anything....

Did you check out the multitiude of thrift shops in the mile high city?

It was a 'habit' I got into on the road. Check in the ladies scarves 'department'. I have even found RICE silks in these stores. Obviously, it's not worth a whole day to go shopping, but if you happen to drive by one, stop and look.
Message: Posted by: Jeff Jenson (Mar 18, 2013 11:03AM)
Dick,
I have checked out thrift stores and can't find any. I have found some great silks at them through out the years.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Mar 18, 2013 12:10PM)
How big are you talking about? It might be willing to tackle it. It would be hand painted.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Mar 18, 2013 01:21PM)
The easiest way to do this on your own would be to use a white silk put in a frame then use a fabric marker not a sharpie to color the silk.

I would recommend that you use painters tape to create the stripes as well as to prevent uneven lines.
sam
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Mar 18, 2013 01:25PM)
The problem I have found with "fabric markers" vs a real Sharpie pen (not other brands) is that "fabric markers" tend to make the silk stiff.
Message: Posted by: Jeff Jenson (Mar 18, 2013 10:12PM)
I'm looking at an 18" silk...I already have a white one that I might try and color.
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Mar 19, 2013 10:23AM)
Never had that happen to me maybe it is the brand of fabric marker you are using. never had the silk become stiff.

either way a sharpie or a fabric marker will get the job done.

I only suggested the fabric marker as you can get several options of color. even shades of blue where as the sharpie is pretty much DARK blue only.

good luck

sam
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Mar 19, 2013 10:34AM)
At an art store you should find about three dozen colors of Sharpie Pens.
Message: Posted by: Rainboguy (Mar 19, 2013 11:53AM)
Jeff77:

Depending on your needs, such a silk "Piece" might be available if dissected from an already existing MisMade Flag Set..........

Check this link for an example of a flag silk which contains a blue and white striped flag (yes the flag has contrasting color stars but just MAYBE that part can be removed)..........food for thought ....

http://themagicwarehouse.com/TA2373/Mismade-Flag.html
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Mar 20, 2013 04:52PM)
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On 2013-03-19 12:53, Rainboguy wrote:
Jeff77:

Depending on your needs, such a silk "Piece" might be available if dissected from an already existing MisMade Flag Set..........

Check this link for an example of a flag silk which contains a blue and white striped flag
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Great Idea!

I just checked it out with a 24" Blue stripes only flag. Finished size would be 16" x 12".

(As you may or may not know, we no longer print 36" flag sets on good silk in China.)