(Close Window)
Topic: Gray or Silver Silks?
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Jan 27, 2008 10:16AM)
Has anyone seen gray or silver colored 18" or 24" silks?
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jan 27, 2008 10:39AM)
Yes! But today the best solution is to only show one side or make it three layers with a (Flag) blue between two (dyed white, not bleached white) silks. The real problem is that hems in the USA just don't hold a candle to the good 2mm flat ones from China.

A certain drink bottler uses the colors red, white and silver. Flag blue behind white was the solution. Otherwise post production has to save you in the ads.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Jan 27, 2008 11:15AM)
I can get a good grey silk fabric. It looks almost silver. It is not a color that is easily dyed however.

I made Scott Wells devils hank out of this stuff.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Regan (Jan 27, 2008 06:12PM)
I contacted Richard with that question a couple of years ago. He found me a dark, silvery-gray colored silk.

Richard, do you know if the silk you mentioned above is the same as you made my color changing silks from? I had been thinking about getting you to make me somemore, but right now I am just in the planning phase. If you have found a better source for silver colored silk it might hasten my planning!

Regan
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Jan 27, 2008 07:34PM)
It probably is the same. But I would have to look at my records to double check.

Richard
Message: Posted by: obuch (Jan 28, 2008 09:29AM)
In silk encyclopedia were some pages on how to color your silks
Message: Posted by: soleil (Jan 28, 2008 12:13PM)
It depends on the purpose of the silks. If they don't have to be compressed then why not taking a regular silver tissue which is shining and beautiful and make your silks?
Personaly, I don't like grey color for stage, its too invisible and not interesting.
Just my thoughts,
Best,
Soleil
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Jan 30, 2008 07:27PM)
Dyeing silk is not that easy. It is hard to get the color even.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Jan 30, 2008 08:46PM)
The reason for my orignal post is because I have a 36" Happy Birthday silk that has black, yellow, red, white and gray. I wanted to do a blendo with 18" silks of each color. I have each color expect gray.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Jan 31, 2008 07:48PM)
I will try to remember to look to see if I still have some silk left in that color. If I forget, drop me a regular email.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Jan 31, 2008 08:26PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-31 20:48, hugmagic wrote:
I will try to remember to look to see if I still have some silk left in that color. If I forget, drop me a regular email.

Richard
[/quote]

Richard,

You're the best.

David
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Feb 1, 2008 06:47AM)
David,

LOL! It just occurred to me how many of my friends here (me included) watched each other learn a lot about gray and silver. If it applies to hair, it ought to apply to silk!

We have mastered color changing hair.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander

PS --- Richard is the right guy here because he dyes his hair gray and silver just to keep in good graces with the rest of us. He thinks AARP is just a dyslexic spelling of rap.
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Feb 1, 2008 07:26PM)
[quote]
On 2008-02-01 07:47, Bob Sanders wrote:
David,

LOL! It just occurred to me how many of my friends here (me included) watched each other learn a lot about gray and silver. If it applies to hair, it ought to apply to silk!

We have mastered color changing hair.

[/quote]

Bob,

I resemble that remark!!! (LOL).

David
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Feb 11, 2008 07:25PM)
I found the grey silk from when I made the first Devils Hanks from Silk. I have about 3 yds in stock. I can reorder but who knows with today's costs.

Send me a regular email and I will get back to you with a price for the size you want.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Feb 11, 2008 08:40PM)
Thank you, Richard.

I sent you a regular email.

David