Machine hemmed 12mm Crepe de Chine scarves! The same as our hand rolled Crepe de Chine scarves except the hems are machined with 100% silk thread, rather than hand rolled and stitched. The hems are more consistent, flat, don't pucker when dyed and are generally great.
The "Mercedes" of the silks, Crepe de Chine is heavier and more substantial than Habotai, with a soft, more luxurious texture. The crepe finish adds a bit of interest and has a more subtle sheen. These are very popular with folks who are looking to dye or paint something nicer, but still very affordable. Ready to dye and paint!
We recommend, especially if you are re-selling, to pre-wash in Hot water and Synthrapol or our Professional Textile Detergent, all silk before dyeing or painting to remove any leftover residue from the silk worms (Seracin) or finger prints and other stuff that can cause the fabric to dye unevenly. Our product Milsoft is excellent for restoring the soft hand to silk after dyeing.