Medium weight silk crepe-de-chine is an ideal fabric for making camisol, tops and shirts, as well as summer dresses. It has a lustrous and even texture and excellent drape. This structure is achieved by using tightly twisted weft yarns woven across the warps. Silk crepe-de-chine is relatively easy to sew and does not have a problem with fraying or slipping. It is our fabric of choice for the printing of dress material.
We recommend that you hand wash your fabric, scarf or finished garment in tepid water and a mild detergent. Once rinsed, gently squeeze out the excess water (do not wring when wet) and lay flat between towels until you are ready to iron. Iron damp on the reverse with a fairly hot iron.
We do recommend all fabric be washed separately before use, this will allow any excess dye to be removed and shrinkage to occur before cutting.
Store silk in a dry/dark wardrobe. Do not store silk fabric/clothing in plastic.