Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday's Surprise

Where do you buy your art supplies?  I get many of mine from Dharma Trading Company.  We contacted them and they donated a $25 gift certificate.  Before I go on and on for those of you who are not familiar with Dharma, if you would like a chance to win the the gift certificate please leave a comment on this post.  The drawing will be on Saturday, January 9.

Okay, here's a few things that I tend to buy at Dharma.  Feel free to tell us in your comments what you generally buy there.

Procion Dyes and Dye Supplies


Silk by the yardage  I've looked around and the silk is the lowest price at Dharma


Clothing  I am posting a picture of their infant onesie because that is what I have bought there but they have lots of other clothing items.



Scarves  I have bought silk to make scarves which I thought would be cheaper than buying the scarves but have you tried to roll hem silk?  Never again. Now I buy the scarves.

I could go on to fabric paints, and wax for batiks, and other types of resists, and on and on and on.  I have just noticed you can buy dyable thread which I think I will get so I can dye the thread and fabric together.  One place I always visit when I am on their webpage is their technique tab.  They do give really good instructions on how to use their supplies.

Again, if you want a chance to win the $25 gift certificate, leave a comment on this post.

98 comments:

  1. Thank you for the information, I went on their website and I am amazed by the selection they offer.

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  2. Dharma is my main supplier as well. Next are Dick Blick and ProChem. Love the variety of t-shirts Dharma sells.

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  3. Although we have art supply companies here in Australia with lots of great items for sale,I don't think they have such a huge range of items under one roof as Dharma seem to have.

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  4. I haven't come across Dharma before. I'm in the UK and get most things from Artvango or Rainbow Silks. I like the look of the silk and rayon scarves. Would love to win a voucher.

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  5. Dharma is my first choice, and I get all my dyeing supplies from them. A chance at a gift certificate is awesome! What a nice Tuesday surprise. Thanks.

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  6. I have been ordering from Dharma for years. They are the best-- best selection, best service, good prices and consistently good quality. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Dharma Trading is a terrific resource. I particularly liked the scarves and bamboo socks......

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  8. Thanks for the tip......I didn't realize Dharma sold clothing.......really good to know!!!

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  9. I would love to win this! Dharma has been my supplier for over 18 years, and I love their products and their service! What a great thing for them to do...

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  10. I have only bought paints from there but would love to get some dyes..I have a few things I want to try this year and it looks like Dharma would be my best bet for getting the supplies. Happy New Year!

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  11. I LOVE Dharma, and as a university level teaching artist/designer, my classes would not be the same without all of the wonderful products we use from Dharma - dyes, auxiliaries, fabrics (especially the silk, paints and so many other amazing options for traveling and teaching). Dharma happily ships directly to the teaching facility or a hotel without any problems and that is worth soooo much!

    My favourite products are the Procion MX Dyes - great variety and now Jacquard Acid dyes for wool and silk fibre/yarns for spinners and weavers.
    bethany

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  12. I use Dharma for my dyeing supplies as well. They have great variety and their products live up to the descriptions.

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  13. I am a dyer, but I must confess that I have not used Dharma before, but would love the opportunity to try their dyes.

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  14. This past year I dyed socks and scarves for Christmas gifts. Great gift certificate to one of my favorite shopping spots.

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  15. Wow! I've ordered from Dharma for many years. Wonderful company! I'd love to win a $25 gift certificate.

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  16. yup, who wants to hem scarves although I have a friend who said its relaxing! eek!

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  17. I have purchased many things from dharma. lots of supplies for dying. love your blog. I am a regular reader.

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  18. I purchase from Dharma as well. I like to buy fabric prepared for dye by the bolt and other dyeing supplies.

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  19. I'm always pleased with what I get from Dharma. If you haven't tried the ColorHue instant set dyes for silk, you should.

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  20. I have purchased from Dharma. Nice selection of natural dyes.

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  21. Great to share this information! Dharma has a wide range of products, and the staff is so helpful when I call looking for products for some specific technique I want to try.

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  22. LOVE Dharma. Just got a few scarves in the mail yesterday. Plan to start a snow dying project later today!!

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  23. Dharma has a very good reputation and I would love to do business with them. Thanks for the chance.
    Nancy

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  24. I hope to have a bit more time to do some dyeing in this new year. How nice to be able to win a gift certificate to help me do just that!

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  25. I've been shopping at Dharma for 40 years! Should you ever visit the Bay Area visit them in San Rafael, CA. The store doesn't catty everything in the catalogue, but they do have a very large yarn section.

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  26. I've checked out Dharma before and was surprised by the variety they carry, although to date I have not purchased due to the cost of shipping. It would be great to win this gift certificate! Thanks for the chance.

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  27. I buy all my dyes from Dharma and love their MX dyes. Those
    of you who want to stay on trend with colours should check
    out their seasonal colours for Spring and Fall, inspired by
    Pantone’s colour selection for those seasons. And if you’re
    unsure of the weight of fabric to buy (silk, cotton PFD etc),
    there’s a great selection of fabric sample packs with 4 inch
    by 4 inch swatches for reasonable costs.

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  28. In my small fiber art support group there is one die-hard Dharma user and two die-hard ProChem users. I'd be thrilled to get a gift certificate from either one!!

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  29. Hi, I love your blog, lots of techniques I hadn't heard about before are covered here. I have purchased from Dharma before and would love to win!

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  30. Dharma has so many great supplies. I would love to win this!

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  31. I buy my procion dyes at Dharma, along with their mercerized cotton print cloth, and most recently, their 57" width cotton sateen. I've been happy with how the cotton sateen takes the color, and I like the flexibility the extra width gives for monoprinting with dye projects.

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  32. I buy all of my supplies from Dharma. They carry everything I need for dyeing, sun printing, screen printing.....everything! I love their current 108" wide fabric to dye for quilt backs. They also have wonderful customer service!

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  33. Dharma Trading is a fantastic company! I love their dyes and paints and especially love to purchase their scarves and fabrics. What a generous gift for them to give!

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  34. I buy mercerized print cloth from Dharma and it is the cheapest I have found here. I rarely buy their dyes as the shipping is cheaper on the east coast for ProChem.

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  35. I buy all my dyes fro Dharma as well as my PFD fabric. Would love a gift certificate!

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  36. Dharma is a great supplier. I've mostly bought procion mx dyes and dyeing chemicals. Dyeing is so easy once you get started and so addictive!

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  37. oohh I would love to try some of their products!

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  38. Love Dharma. For those of us on the West Coast, shipping is better than ordering from Pro-Chem.

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  39. Big Dharma fan here as well! i was even lucky enough to visit the brick and mortar store a couple of years ago! Thanks for arranging this.

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  40. Dharma has such a great selection of product. Generally I have used their Procion dyes, but I am also looking at purchasing scarves to use in a natural dye process. I am making dyeing and surface design my focus for 2016 so am looking to be spending a lot more time with my dye pots. I am just finishing up a few 'hangovers' from 2015 and then let the fun begin!

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  41. Dharma is my go to for dyes, chemicals, resists, fabric, fabric paint, nearly all my raw material for textile art. I have never been displeased with the quality or the service.

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  42. Ooooh! I love Dharma. I get dyes, fabric, and scarves from them, and have my eye on about a million other products.

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  43. I buy from Dharma and use their technique tab because they do give good information just like "And then we set it on fire". Thanks again for sharing.
    Carol

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  44. Thank you for the reminder about Dharma Trading Company. I also exhaustively researched prices on silk and found theirs the best for the quality I wanted. I have to get some of the dyeable thread!

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  45. I use Dharma all the time. I buy fabric, dyes, use their instructions, and anything else they have to offer. They have also been good with any questions that I have. gjeneve@gmail.com

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  46. Dharma Trading is great, with wonderful products and fantastic customer service. I buy procion dyes, bamboo socks (lovely) to dye, PFD fabric, some sparkly paints.

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  47. I buy silk organza by the yard from Dharma (and I am just about ready to order more, so a gift certificate would come in handy!). I've also bought Setasilk and deColourant from them. I love Dharma - great customer service, and helpful resources on the website.

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  48. Dharma's new silk wool scarves are awesome. They dye really well and are great for a slightly heavier scarf.

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  49. I ham a new follower, & have just begun with dyeing fabrics. Recently tried ice dyeing with Procion, but have not shopped with Dharma. I would like to purchase additive to apply paints to fiber, and perhaps some resist!

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  50. I like the silk scarves from Dharma.
    Sandra B in SC

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  51. Dharma has great selection of paints too

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  52. I live near two Blick Art supply stores but still love Dharma! I buy Jacquard Textile Color paints, Setasilk, containers, brushes, screens,and much more. I would encourage anyone creating artwork with Dharma products to apply to be a Featured Artist on their site. It is simple and a fun place to showcase your art! I also love this blog (thanks to Kelly for bringing it to my attention)and thank you all for a chance to win while being inspired!

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  53. I bought soy flakes and a melting pot from Dharma after reading about them on this blog. Alas, I have not had time to play.

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  54. I love Dharma - when we lived in CA, I used to go to their retail store. Now, I order online. They are very speedy with their shipping. They have really great tutorials on their website, too.

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  55. I love drooling over all the great supplies available from Dharma! great service!

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  56. I would love to try their dyes. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  57. I buy most of my dying supplies at Dharma. They have wonderful service,

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  58. I buy a lot from Dharma. I love their customer service and sens of humour. I look forward to the annual April 1st email.

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  59. I have bought MX dye from Dharma and ProChem. The amount of information they have on line is amazing!

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  60. I use Dharma all the time, too! Would love to win. Thanks!

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  61. I buy almost everything from Dharma. Their customer service is fabulous and I love that their packing peanuts are biodegradable and they recycle packing boxes. I also love that they don't take themselves too seriously!

    Liveanddyecolor.blogspot.com

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  62. Thanks for the tip. Will check this site and pass on the information.

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  63. I've heard of Dharma but we don't have them in the UK unfortunately

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  64. I'd love to give Dharma a try. Thank you for sharing--their silk prices look very attractive. Sue

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  65. I love Dharma! I would love to win! But as you say, soooo many choices!

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  66. I buy silk noil and pimatex cotton by the bolt for dyeing. Even though I get hit hard with import duty it is worth it as the quality and price is excellent. It also tends to arrive faster than similar items I have ordered from the UK _ how crazy is that??

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  67. I love the variety they sell. Thanks for the chance of winning the gift certificate!

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  68. I use there dyes, silk scarves, Color magnet, resists, and just lots of fiber coloring stuff.

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  69. Love dharma - their cotton t-dresses are so comfortable and great for summer tie dye fun.

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  70. Oh yeah, I love Dharma. Buy too many things to list.

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  71. Dharma has a nice selection of fabric for dyeing. I also like their silk scarves. Thread for dyeing...I wasn't aware of that one!...terrific!

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  72. Dharma is one of my favorite art suppliers, and their website has so much information about processes like marbling or batiking, and their selection of silks, cottons, and rayon is wonderful. Just wish their shipping charges weren't so high to the east coast!

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  73. Living in Canada, I have not personally purchased from Dharma, but I know a number of the dyes and PFD fabrics that have been included in dyeing courses I have taken, have been ordered from them. I would be delighted to win the gift certificate. Thanks, Betty

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  74. Can't beat Dharma for any fiber art supply and new items! Their tutorials are great if you're looking to work with a new product.

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  75. I have never ordered from Dharma, but have heard great comments from satisfied customers. This would be a great reason to check them out!

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  76. I never ordered from them yet but looking at their website it is the best for a variety of products. Thanks for pointing in their direction and for the giveaway.

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  77. What a great giveaway. I love dyeing my own fabrics.

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  78. I have been purchasing from Dharma for years. They always seem to have anything I am looking for!

    Deb
    ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

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  79. I am a weaver and have bought almost all my dyes from Dharma over the years. Good company!
    Terry

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  80. So glad I sat down to catch up on some reading, such amazing prizes you're offering, I love Dharma! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  81. Fer shure THE place for dyeable garments

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  82. I have bought dyes from Dharma and silk scarf blanks. The have lots of neat clothing blanks!

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  83. Love Dharma. They are great for ordering from. Mary Ann

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  84. Dharma is by far the best company I have dealt with. The customer service is great. They ship fast and their dyes are the best!! I've been using them for years. Their fabrics are good quality also. Thanks for a chance at winning the gift certificate!! Pam

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  85. I have never bought anything on the internet, but would really love to dye fabric using something other than Rit. I was at my local sewing store yesterday and bought 3 inches of silk. It cost me right at $4.00 before taxes. Would be nice to get a yard of silk for less than $48.00.

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  86. Dharma is the best! Quick service and people who know their products. Thanks for offering this!

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  87. DHARMA is a great resource for dyers, painters and all surface design folks. My only complaint is that they are in California and I am on the east coast which means greater shipping charges but I order from them anyway!

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  88. I've known Dharma for years. I used to dye fiber for spinning. Now I'm exploring the world of cotton fabric dying!

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  89. Oooh - somehow didn't know Dharma stocked clothing - good to know!
    Last purchase was Inkodye…

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  90. Soy wax for resists are my favorite thing to buy, also silk scarves to ice dye.

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  91. Dharma is a great supplier and has a very informative web site to boot. Who could resist a gift certificate.
    Jo

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  92. I use Dharma a lot. Good company. Janet Wright

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