Inspired Art and Living with Fiona Stolze

Stretcher Systems – or Silk Painting Frames

I’ve been doing some digging and am very close to posting some info on the different types of stretcher systems available for silk painters. Just for clarity, stretcher systems are what the North Americans refer to and silk painting frames may be more familiar to other shores. 🙂

Today I was browsing in the Screwfix catalogue for plastic tubing. My husband has it lying around here because he orders lots of bits and pieces for his DIY work. But during our recent Silk Painters’ Skype Chat one of my silk painting colleagues, Janet, recommended I look in the catalogue for plastic tubing which I could use as a frame.

Well,we found it, worked out what I would need to get started and placed an order this afternoon. It’s due to arrive on Tuesday which is really fast! So I’m now looking forward to trying out this system and will definitely post my findings here on the blog for you to have a look at.

There are so many systems that you can try out, so I’ll be taking time to look at a few of them and see what works and what doesn’t work so well with each one.

Looking forward to reporting back. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


November 14, 2010 Posted by | STRETCHER SYSTEMS / SILK PAINTING FRAMES | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments