SPIN membership is important, because it creates a sense of fellowship, camaraderie, and inspiration. It can be lonely being a silk painter if one has no knowledge of other silk artists within their region or around the world. SPIN membership ignites creativity. It also provides education and guidance and resources for the beginning silk artist as well as the experienced silk artist. SPIN members gain access to experts and developing artists throughout the globe. Fellow members generously share their successes and mistakes with each other. We hope that this organization can provide a personal sense of community for you and access to silk painters world wide.
A full color magazine on silk painting is delivered to your door or inbox (PDF) every quarter. Members also have access to all of the previous magazines. See a written summary of an issue HERE
Frequent emails will update you regarding SPIN news and events.
Members have exclusive access to numerous discounts from vendors such as Jacquard, Pro-Chemical Dyes, Susan Moyers supplies and more. To take advantage of these discounts you must be a member. Click HERE to view these exclusive discounts.
Members have access to a membership list of silk painters locally and around the world.
The gallery has been created, within a virtual museum setting, to highlight the depth, variety and extent of our members’ talent.
Members see themselves as members of an international community of silk painters. Colleagues provide problem solving, encouragement and inspiration.
SPIN promotes and helps to develop local/regional chapters where members can paint together, share ideas, hold exhibitions, etc. Find out more HERE
Master Silk Painter
Members can apply for "Master Silk Painter" status. Applicants are reviewed by committee and if awarded this honor, are entitled to the use of this designation in their publications,websites,exhibitions etc. Find out more HERE
SPIN sponsored juried exhibitions give members the opportunity to display their work at a national/ international level. Local Chapters may host regional exhibitions. Find out more HERE
Members' art is displayed within the directory and with their permission, linked to their website.
SPIN organizes a biennial event which celebrates a silk painting extravaganza. These week-long events are filled with speakers, workshops, exhibits, fashion shows, reunions and new friendships.The next Festival will be in October of 2021 HERE
Free tutorials and demonstrations are available for members.
SPIN members have free access to tutorials via Vimeo, while non-members will be charged a fee. SPIN silk artists from all over the world have the opportunity to teach and share their craft with our members.