Very popular fabric for scarves, like a cross between Habotai and Crepe de Chine. The weave is a type of Crepe weave that is flatter on the surface, making it smoother for painting than Crepe, shinier than Habotai, but not as shiny as Satin. These are the lightest weight of our silks that have a beautiful sheen, so economical, and great for summer wear. 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.