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FAQs

How long does it take to make a scarf?

Typically it takes less than 30 minutes to create your custom, hand-painted silk scarf. Because the paint has a wet side (contact with the water) and a dry side (contact with the air) there is a limited amount of time before the paint begins to dry and adhering to the fabric can become problematic.

Can I wear my scarf out of the event?

You will leave with your damp scarf safely secured in a plastic bag with simple instructions how to prepare and preserve your wearable masterpiece for years of enjoyment. *See "Caring for your new silk scarf" below for more info.

Is the paint safe?

We provide only non-toxic acrylic paint. It is safe to touch and will not be absorbed by your skin. However we provide gloves to customers for easy clean-up. We also provide aprons to assist in protecting clothes from spills and splashes. 

Is that just plain, ordinary water?

Yes!! With an added touch of magic! 
While one never REALLY wants to know how a magician preforms his tricks, we are incredibly intrigued and curious. So, to preserve the "magic" for you, we won't reveal our secret, but will assure you our "magic" is non-toxic and food grade safe. Additionally, you'll notice many of our artisans choose not to wear gloves, as they know all our products are non-toxic...and they don't mind getting a little messy!

I just created my own stunning silk scarf.  How do I care for it once I get it home?

Caring for your new silk scarf

The paint on your beautiful scarf is fragile until all the following instructions have been completed.

  • Re-hydrate in a bowl or sink of cold water, carefully unfolding once saturated.
    • Add a splash of softener, if a softer feel is desired.
    • Do NOT wring, twist or squeeze your scarf.
  • Drip Dry
    • Hang up over the bath tub or another area to drip dry for at least 12 hours.
  • Hot Dry Iron
    • Iron the BACK side of your scarf using the hot DRY setting.
  • Your beautiful hand painted scarf is ready to wear!

Future Care: Hand wash in mild detergent, hang to drip dry, press backside with low heat. Dry Cleaning is not recommended.

Do you charge shipping on your ready-to-wear scarves? 

Who likes to pay shipping? Not us!! We figured maybe you don’t either. Therefore, all ready-to-wear scarves ship FREE using USPS First Class Mail.  If you’d like to receive your handcrafted silk treasure quicker, there is an option to upgrade to a faster shipping at checkout (fees will apply).

When are you offering your next experience to make a water marbled silk scarf?

We currently are set up to offer water marbling experiences in both Central and Southern Oregon.  However, we are open to possibly having “sister adventures” in other cities across Oregon, in the future. Does your town have chocolate or unicorns?  Jus' sayin'!   Contact us if you have interest.

May I book my own private party or corporate event?

Absolutely! We would love to pARTy with you! Contact us here or feel free to email us at info@sisterssilkart.com. We look forward to hearing from you!!

What are your business hours?

Our business hours vary since we are a mobile business. We are open to go wherever the water marbling takes us!   Let's start by booking you a private "Sip & Swirl" party at your home, church, club house or other location you have available to you.

The “In-Studio”, is located in Medford, OR and is by appointment only.! If that is something you're interested in, please contact us. We look forward to having you join us for a creative session of water marbling! 

Do you have to be “artsy” to be able to achieve a beautiful scarf?

Absolutely not!  Almost everyone has a creative side waiting to unleash. This is the perfect opportunity to give it a “swirl”! Ages 2-80+ have been successful in creating a beautiful masterpiece!

Is there a minimum age for water-marbling?

We have a trained staff of artisans to assist clients of all ages and abilities. We like to say "If a person can hold a stick, they can make beautiful art!!" (Which is not entirely accurate, we help all who have a  heart for art create breathtaking designs!) We require children be supervised, as our trays are heavy and could be dangerous if a little body knocked one on top of themselves. 
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.