Silk Cloth for Props


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g-khoo

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Hello people!

Anyone knows where can i get cheap silk cloth? Well doesnt have to be silk. Can be white cloth with similar texture also.

I know there's plenty at arab street. Anyone has any experience in this? What's the price range like? :)
 

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Hello people!

Anyone knows where can i get cheap silk cloth? Well doesnt have to be silk. Can be white cloth with similar texture also.

I know there's plenty at arab street. Anyone has any experience in this? What's the price range like? :)
they go by meter.

range from 5-20+ IIRC.

i had bought so much fabric that i lost count.
satin is nice...but do watch out for reflections.
especially in studio setups.
 

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btw, roll them, don't fold, need iron sometime,
for silk, it is too expensive and hard to handle



couch couch...... jeanie, you very rich, $20 per meter you also buy...:sweat:
 

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IIRC = If I Remember Correctly = one of the many acronyms in Internet.
Lol now i know. *Chants* IwillGoogleThingsIdontUnderstandBeforeAskingQuestionsIwillGoogleThingsIdontUnderstandBeforeAskingQuestionsIwillGoogleThingsIdontUnderstandBeforeAskingQuestionsIwillGoogleThingsIdontUnderstandBeforeAskingQuestionsIwillGoogleThingsIdontUnderstandBeforeAskingQuestions

btw, roll them, don't fold, need iron sometime,
for silk, it is too expensive and hard to handle



couch couch...... jeanie, you very rich, $20 per meter you also buy...:sweat:
Uh this might sound silly but do i need to iron them before rolling? How about maintenance?
 

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Uh this might sound silly but do i need to iron them before rolling? How about maintenance?
Oil service twice per year and clean the filters ... erm ... no. Maybe your mother or grandmother could help? Usually they know how to handle such fabrics :)
 

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the ironing is an a$$.

quite a pain.especially if you have a super big cloth.
do not use high heat.
else, bye bye...you have to make a trip back to arab street.

for really expensive fabric, put a cloth over it and iron the fabric.NO direct heat.
when you buy the fabric, tell them give you the cylindrical cardboard roll so that you can roll the fabric up and transport with it.

if you only buying 1 meter, dont even ask.sure genna K.
 

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satin at chinatown market - the one thats just outside the mrt station where the good food is. 2nd and 3rd floor - lotsa cloth.
goes for about $2-3 a meter? if i remember correctly.
 

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Oil service twice per year and clean the filters ... erm ... no. Maybe your mother or grandmother could help? Usually they know how to handle such fabrics :)
Is there any special kind of oil to use?

bukit timah plaza sells lotsa fabric also. Basement.
Bt Timah quite far lol.. think ill go to arab or spotlight

the ironing is an a$$.

quite a pain.especially if you have a super big cloth.
do not use high heat.
else, bye bye...you have to make a trip back to arab street.

for really expensive fabric, put a cloth over it and iron the fabric.NO direct heat.
when you buy the fabric, tell them give you the cylindrical cardboard roll so that you can roll the fabric up and transport with it.

if you only buying 1 meter, dont even ask.sure genna K.
Icic i think i should be buying about at least 4-5 meters worth

satin at chinatown market - the one thats just outside the mrt station where the good food is. 2nd and 3rd floor - lotsa cloth.
goes for about $2-3 a meter? if i remember correctly.
Oo quite affordable. Thx for the info.
 

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and oh yeah, no high heat for ironing, i just remembered. my satin lost the shine after i ironed it.
 

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spotlight ones are quite limited.
and especially the width.
it's hard to get a full length shot.unless you are doing halfbody or head shots.

my 1 cent
 

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If your doing product shots, especially macro work, be mindful of the type of fabric, the texture might show on close up and could look ugly and distraction to the picture.
 

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and oh yeah, no high heat for ironing, i just remembered. my satin lost the shine after i ironed it.
spotlight ones are quite limited.
and especially the width.
it's hard to get a full length shot.unless you are doing halfbody or head shots.

my 1 cent
Okie thx for the tips. Ill head to arab then.

If your doing product shots, especially macro work, be mindful of the type of fabric, the texture might show on close up and could look ugly and distraction to the picture.
Thx will take note :)
 

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