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I need to get about 5 solid colored 35" playsilks. Nova Natural toys has them for approx. 10.00 each. Is there any where that has them cheaper but also decent quality?
 

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We usually buy undyed silk scarves at Dharma Trading Co and dye them ourselves with Koolaid. Very inexpensive and lots of fun.
 

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The silks at <a href="http://www.atoygarden.com" target="_blank">www.atoygarden.com</a> are a great price. I think they are 6.95.
 

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I second the make them yourself idea. We have done some natural dyes too, I suggest turmeric. It makes a great sunny, yellow.
 

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check out this thread on info for dying them yourself: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=524156" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=524156</a>
 

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I got my silks at <a href="http://www.beachplumkids.com/catalog/" target="_blank">Beach Plum Kids</a>. The colors were just so vibrant and the silks are a great quality. DD uses them for lots of things - doll blankets, tied together for "rope", as MT for her dolls, head covers, .....you name it......
 

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If you want to dye them yourself, Dharma is definitely the way to go.<br><br>
A Toy Garden does have them at a low price...I believe those are the 8mm silks though....they are heavier weight.<br><br>
Sarah's Silks makes beautiful silks and are sold at many retailers -- Nova is probably at the high end of pricing on them. These are the 5mm silks. They are lighter and are more flowy or float better.<br><br>
I think its a matter of personal preference on the weight of the silk.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We usually buy undyed silk scarves at Dharma Trading Co and dye them ourselves with Koolaid. Very inexpensive and lots of fun.</div>
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Thanks for that tip! I just ordered 10 of the 35x35 Habotai scarves.
 

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I've dyed tons and tons and tons from Dharma using Kool Aid or Dylon. I do have a couple of Sarah's Silks and they are a lighter weight, but I like the Dharma ones just fine. I actually don't know if the Sarahs's will hold up as well to Dd's play. She just got one for Easter and there are places on it that look like they may be pulling apart and we've never had that with the heavier ones.
 
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