Monday, June 25, 2007

What is a good fabric pen to use?

Clare asks:
I want to paint designs on my dance costume which is made from lycra and powernet. Which fabric pens should I use?

I would recommend FabricMate pens. You can buy these at some of the local hobby shops. But you can also find both the superfine and the chisel tips at Dharma Trading.
* These fabric pens contain fabric dyes that are permanent without heat setting.
* The colors mix together just like dyes.
* They also have a unique tip that tapers to a superfine point so you can vary the thickness of your line by altering the angle of pen.
* They come in a fabulous array of 29 colors.

Best of luck - and remember to consider the stretch of your fabric when you paint.

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