Top positive review
Tempted by cheaper, but this is the best starter set for the money.
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2017
After researching fabric markers I need for a few craft projects, I decided these would be the best bang for the buck as a starter set. What made up my mind was that the colors were more varied with different tones, seemed brighter, layerable, and had what I thought looked like gold and silver shades.
These markers come well packaged with a logo test banner, and layer and stain beautifully for gradient shading. You don't have to always heat set on certain fabrics depending on the look you want. I let a little doll dress I'm working on set for 3 hours before washing for a faded gradient effect and most of the color didn't wash out. No transfering of pigment while I washed it despite excess dye washing off. Layering on more ink after only went smoother the second time. Truly fine lines are very hard to do with the bullet tip evenly, so they're definitely more for coloring than fine drawing.
While no markers can truly claim to be no bleed when the fabric is a naturally absorbant fiber like cotton or silk these were easy to control the color usually. The only solution is to press as lightly and carefully as you can on your design. Let the ink do the coloring by soaking in, and go back to layer once drier if you want a bigger or darker mark.
To my slight disappointment the gold looking marker is more of an olive shade. Thankfully it layers beautifully with yellow or brown to shade in a gold or bronze tone. I'm still experimenting with the color I thought silver gray, it will probably layer well with light blues for nickel and silver tones. The red is a lot brighter and richer in this set than the ones I have from a top name brand set. So overall the shades are varied, bright, and pretty true to the cap shade. What isn't included in colors even an amateur artist can experiment and layer or blend up.
I will eventually get the double point 20pc markers from Crafts-4-All brand if I'm coloring in larger areas. These smaller Crafts-4-All markers are great so far, but a larger project might make these smaller bullet tips annoying. Overall I'd definitely buy these again for the quality and variety to start with.
Hoping they come out with a pearl or metallic set eventually.