Where can I see your work? You can follow my Facebook and Instagram accounts to see all of my work and the pieces I am working on right now! I also have an Etsy account where my work is displayed for sale.
Where can I buy your work? You can contact me via direct message or email me at: Karlakayart@gmail.com. I also have an Etsy account – Karla Kay Art.
How do you keep the dye from spreading? With the use of a resist. I use all kinds of resist from soy wax and bees/paraffin wax to water soluble resists to permanent guttas.
How do you get the dyes on the silk? The dyes are painted on the silk with a paint brush. In general the same tools and techniques that are used in watercolor painting are used in painting on silk. Painting on silk requires additional treatments, a special silk dye and tips and tricks to keep the dye where you want it.
Will the dyes run – how do you wash the silk? The pieces have been steam set. They are color fast. They may be hand washed in cool water, tapped try with a towel and hung over a plastic chair to dry. Please do remember this is a delicate item and not meant to be wrapped around your head to keep the sweat out of your eyes while running.
Can you iron the silk? Yes, please iron with the use of an ironing cloth (cloth between the silk and the iron) at the silk setting of your iron. Note, the steam from the iron is most useful in getting rid of any wrinkles. You can also use a machine called a steamer which just emits steam to iron your silk.
How do you hang the wall hangings. The wall hangings come with a loop hem on the bottom and the top allowing you to put a wooden dowel through this loop. Loops are at the top and the bottom because some people prefer to anchor both ends. You can then hang the dowel from the wall with 2 small nails or pins on each side or you can attach a string and tie it to each end of the dowel to hang it from 1 small nail/pin.