Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dharma Trading Co. - Fabric Dyes, Paints, and More!

Dharma's Retail Store in San Rafael, CA
I've purchased many supplies at Dharma Trading Co. over the last few years.  So, when I found out that Dharma has a retail store in San Rafael (about 45 minutes outside of San Francisco, where I'm visiting), I decided to make a trip.  If you haven't visited their website, they have almost anything and everything that you could need to dye, paint or do surface design on fabrics.

Fabric Paints

The one thing that you will find at Dharma's retail store that they don't have on their website is a wonderful wide supply of incredible yarns.  While I've so far been able to restrain myself from catching the knitting and crocheting bug, I do still love beautiful yarn.  I like couching yarns for different effects.

Dye Supplies

You can also purchase both silk and cotton garments (generally in white, but also in black and a few in other colors) to use for dyeing and painting.  The prices are very reasonable, which makes them great for resale after you surface design on them.

Shiva Oil Paintsticks, Rubbing Plates, and Metallic Pigments

Fabric Dyes and Paints

Dye-na-flow and Dyes

Custom Yarns

Custom Yarns

Custom Yarns

Custom Yarns
Silk and Cotton garments that you can dye and paint
Trees- 2 of my UFO's that could use
more paint and completion
Now that I've seen all their wonderful products, I can't wait to get back home to break out my dyes, paints and other supplies and finish up a few of my UFO's, such as these trees.  I have a few projects that I think that can be salvaged with a little overdyeing or adding some paint.
 Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Oh no, what a really nice store. And I live at the wrong side of the world.God thanks for Internet...


    1. Sorry you live on the wrong side of the planet, but the good news is that they have all that you see here and more on their websiteAnd they ship internationally! :)

    2. Oh, I have found this online shop , also providing silk fabric material to use: , so what do you think about this?