Caring For Your Quilted Painting

Silk is protein fiber, more similar to wool than to cotton. Remembering this will help when you think about how to care for it. Silk is extremely strong, but repeated exposure to the sun will erode the fiber.

In general, silk can stand heat (it is subjected to very high temperatures when the gum is removed, and most silk dyes are steam set), but does not do well in extreme changes of temperatures, or in overheating through excessive drying.

Correct care will insure that you silk paintings will last without losing their quality.
A few important rules need to be observed as silk is a natural fiber.

Please pay special attention to the following instructions:

  • Never expose silk to direct sunlight for longer periods of time.
  • Press silk on the wrong side, using a warm iron.
  • When traveling either roll your silk painting and carry by hand or lie it flat in your luggage.
  • You can re-stretch your silk painting. Please contact Maria directly for instructions.

Our quilted silk paintings are designed, drawn, and painted by hand, then free motion quilted in a skilled and labor intensive process. Dye saturation is methodically applied during the creative process to ensure color integrity. Every piece is then steamed and put through a softening process for good colorfastness.

Every hand painted item is unique and original.