Ok, so we've described the Mercedes of silks and the Rolls Royce of Silks, so here is the Porsche of silks! A muted crepe on the back side and shimmery lustrous satin on the top side. It is heavier and more substantial than our plain Satin or Crepe de Chine, has a firm, soft, supple hand and a luxuriously heavy drape. Dyes and paints will show an intensity of color and richness on this fiber. This fabric traditionally considered to be the best of the best, unless you get into the velvets... These have hand rolled hems with 100% silk thread. 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.