We had to borrow paint from Micki Lawler who does sky dyes. It was really nice to use it on skies. Then our supplies from the teacher arrived about 30 min into the class. She used a different paint. Her name is Vicki Johnson. My senior moment here is I can remember one of the paints is setacolor, but I don't know which. I will try to find out what the other is and which was which. LOL, Jan
I took a class from someone (senior moment, I can't remember her name) who had quilts that were in the Houston show. We did some painting using Setacolor. I really like using them, you can get almost any shade that you want. You mix them with water, you can do sunpainting with them, etc. I think they are considered a dye, but I'm not sure.
Frances in Austin where it should be in the 50s tomorrow so maybe I can use the Setacolor dye I mixed today to color my fabric.
Just ran across this post. I use Jacquard paints mostly. They are very durable, very washable (follow directions), soft, highly pigmented and easy to use. You can inter-mix all of their acrylic paint products, dy-na-flow, textile paint, metalic paint and their airbrush paint. Airbrush paint is great to use with a liner brush for line work. I have T-shirts that I've washed at least a dozen times and they still look great. Their acrylic fabric paints are non-toxic, does not need gloves or face mask to use it and safe for kids to use.
Seta Color has acrylic paints also but I'm not familiar with them.
Paints stay on the surface layer of fiber and dyes penatrate into the fibers. Some dyes are very toxic, so be careful.
Hope this helps if anyone is still interested.
Thank you for the information. I have some kind of Jacquard paints, but I don't think they are water soluble. I think my teacher may bring setacolor paints if they are water soluble. I'll go to Dharma to check it out. Thanks again, Jan
I always tend to use Jacquard Lumiere paints as I love the intensity of colour they provide. I only ever use paints on wall quilts though. Anything that will be handled or washed a lot gets dyed. Maggi
I know this company has been mentioned on other threads before… http://www.dharmatrading.com
If it has anything to do with fabric paints or dyes (the two basic classifications), then Dharma most likely carries it and has a synopsis of the product.
Each product has an explanation of what it is used on (fabric type—protein or cellulose), how it responds, and any quirks with the product (color striking, exhaustion time limit, and how to apply the product). Their mail order catalog is a wealth of information about the products they carry. They also will supply MSDS (material safety data sheets) if you want them. I’ve ordered both paints and fabric from them and find their customer service is excellent.
I am taking a class on painting on fabric. We are to be learning to use non toxic water based fabric paint. I am curious what are the different paints used by fabric painters and what are their pros and cons. Thanks, Jan