Where can I buy your work? You can buy my work directly through me, via Etsy, via Fine Art America and via Shop Vida.
How do you keep the dye from spreading on the silk? 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. There are also chemicals you can put in the silk which inhibit the dye from spreading.
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 thrown in the washer and dryer.
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 get rid of wrinkles in silk (an iron and a steamer are 2 different machines).
How do you hang the silk wall hangings. If you ask, I can put a loop in the top of your piece. You can then slide a simple dowel through the loop to suspend your piece from. 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. You can also use a piece of metal or hard plastic tubing as long as the ends are not sharp and will not snag your silk when you put it through the loop.