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Dyeing sinamay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard Apr 18. 7 Replies

Having yesterday received an order for a pale lemon fascinator, I was disappointed than no UK suppliers had anything other than vibrant yellow sinamay.  I followed the discussion on here but do not…Continue

 

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Susie Reynolds replied to Susie Reynolds's discussion Dyeing sinamay
"Hi Ana It just says 'water based poster paint' on the bottle. It is the type of paint given to young children and comes ready mixed in 500ml bottles.  Susie"
Apr 16
Ana pribylova replied to Susie Reynolds's discussion Dyeing sinamay
"Hi Susie, when you say poster paints, are they arylic based paints? "
Apr 15
Susie Reynolds replied to Susie Reynolds's discussion Dyeing sinamay
"I have since used the poster paint on feathers and then sealed them with a warm iron over a tea towel and they too have been fine even after the water test.  As poster paint is already diluted it is not at all heavy or gloopy. I tried feathers…"
Apr 13
Noreen Mc Grath replied to Susie Reynolds's discussion Dyeing sinamay
"If I was to colour a hat base or something large I use MTN spray paints. However I find them very heavy on lighter things like feathers and flowers...I assume it would be more of a fabric paint I would use. Could anybody recommend a brand? I am…"
Apr 13
Charmaine Mitchell replied to Susie Reynolds's discussion Dyeing sinamay
"Hi, I haven't tried this, but  for future reference I have found rainbow silks is an excellent supplier for dyes if you want quick UK delivery."
Mar 27
Susie Reynolds posted a discussion

Dyeing sinamay

Having yesterday received an order for a pale lemon fascinator, I was disappointed than no UK suppliers had anything other than vibrant yellow sinamay.  I followed the discussion on here but do not have a local stockist of Dylon fabric paint so I decided to try an experiment.  I have a bottle each of yellow and white poster paint from The Works (£1.00 for 300ml bottle) which I mixed and applied to a scrap of sinamay with a sponge and left overnight.  This morning I ironed the piece on both…See More
Mar 25
Elaine Mergard left a comment for Susie Reynolds
"Welcome to Hat Academy Susie. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me. To make the…"
Mar 24
Susie Reynolds commented on Hat Academy's blog post FEATURED MILLINERS
"Hello everyone I'm a newbie to Hat Acadamy.  What started as a hobby is now gathering pace and I am finding gaps in my knowledge that I hope can be filled here.  "
Mar 24

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They are the ultimate accessory for special occasions. Add a hat or fascinator and you can get away with a simple dress.
About Me
What started off as a needs-must effort when I couldn't find a fascinator for a wedding has become a passion. Never happier than when I'm wrestling with sinamay in my she-shed.

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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Susie. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page.

Enjoy, Elaine.

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