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    Looking for silk screens; please help

    Hi, I went to the Raleigh sewing/quilt show this past weekend and we dyed silk fabric and did silk screening and I'm hooked. I can afford and already have the paint but trying to find a place to get the silk screens (not really silk any more). If you know of any site that sells them could you let me know. I'm so excited to add this to my sewing/quilting/embroidery skills. Thank you so much.
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    Dick Blick has everything you need.
    http://www.dickblick.com/categories/screenprinting/
    You can also make your own screens very easily using an empty frame and some sheer fabric. Here's just one website that shows you how. There are lots more, some with videos.
    http://www.printcutsew.com/81/quick-...kscreen-frame/
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    I don't have any clue about doing this but when I googled, I found some sites that might be helpful (I hope!)

    http://www.silkscreeningsupplies.com/

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59748136...earch_type=all

    http://www.thescreenprintingsupply.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Dick Blick has everything you need.
    http://www.dickblick.com/categories/screenprinting/
    You can also make your own screens very easily using an empty frame and some sheer fabric. Here's just one website that shows you how. There are lots more, some with videos.
    http://www.printcutsew.com/81/quick-...kscreen-frame/
    This is fantastic. My friend and I had so much fun. One 8 x 10 sheet that only had on or two designs were $28. To say the least I didn't get any but I got the bug so I have to persue this. Thank you so muc. I'll check them both out.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I don't have any clue about doing this but when I googled, I found some sites that might be helpful (I hope!)

    http://www.silkscreeningsupplies.com/

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59748136...earch_type=all

    http://www.thescreenprintingsupply.com/
    This was so sweet of you to take your time to search for me. I'll check them all out. I looked a little this weekend and didn't have any luck. It's funny though how you can search for days and always find new things; that's the web. Thank you so much for you time and effort.
    Judy

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    dharmatrading.com has any and all supplies you might need. Their customer service is great. I've shopped from them for decades now.

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    Another place you should look is Nasco
    http://www.enasco.com/
    They sell art supplies to schools, they have everything you can possibly think of and their prices are wonderful, often better than Blick's.
    Sign up for their hard copy catalog. It's to die for!
    When I looked up their silk screen stuff, they were selling a small screen creator product, looked like a small GOCCO, but much, much cheaper.
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    you can make your own "screens" using old sheer curtains, some canvas stretching bars, and large thumb tacks or binding clips to stretch the fabric over the bars.

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    I found this site last night. I agree they are great but I still appreciate your help. It is also nice to know about a company's customer service before dealing with them. This is a new thing to me so I'm excited about getting into it. Thank you so much.

    that enasco site has so much; thank you so much

    When I went to class I was amazed at at what we did. I could afford to buy the screens there but still wanted to do them. Now since I've been looking and seeing how you can make your own in lots of ways and all of the different things out there to help gets me even more excited. I might have to take over my spare room that's next to my sewing room just for this at this rate.

    Thanks to all who have chimed in with sites and info for me. I honestly do appreciate it.
    Last edited by romanojg; 06-26-2012 at 05:28 AM.
    Judy

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