Elegant Flat Crepe shawls and scarves with absolutely beautiful 100% silk fringe. Flat Crepe is like a cross between Crepe de Chine and Habotai. While it has the weight of Habotai, the flattened Crepe weave is much shinier. It drapes well and is an excellent surface for painting. The hems are hand sewn with silk thread in China. The fringe is difficult to make, hard to get, and not cheap. Very elegant!
Please note: The 8"x54" 11"x60", 14"x72" sizes have 4.5" fringe only at the two ends, so you can use them as scarves. Both the 35"x35" and 44"x44" sizes have 7" fringe on all four sides, so you can use them like shawls. The fringe style of the 35"x35" and 44"x44" is different from the other sizes (please see pictures above left).
We recommend (especially if you are re-selling) to pre-wash all silk in Hot water and Synthrapol or our Professional Textile Detergent 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.
Remember, items with fringe can't just be thrown in the washer! Hand wash with care. Some folks say they have great success by confining the fringe in some way, like with some long chain basting stitches.