Sheer 100% pure silk scarf. Light as a feather to float on the breeze! This is the same weight of our Sarah's Silks Playsilks but you can dye your own and it's safe and easy to do with our Jacquard Acid Dyes.
This shiny silk is often referred as China silk, "paj" or habotai.
5mm weight. 35" x 35"
What mm stands for: 100% silk fabric is measured by a weight referred to as mm or momme (pronounce mummy). 8mm = 1 ounce and 1 ounce = 28 grams. The smaller the mm the lighter the fabric. 1mm = 3.5 grams.
Pre-washing notes from our supplier: "Although the silks are untreated and are ostensibly "ready-to-dye", we have found that with silk in general, occasionally small amounts of silk gum (the stuff left by the moths) is still in the fabric. Where there is gum, or even fingerprints, the fabric will dye lighter. Look for shiny areas in your silk - if there are any you should wash it before dyeing or wash all silk if you want to be really safe. We recommend liquid hand dishwashing soap or Synthrapol for pre-washing because it's really good at taking silk gum out of the silk. Hot water works best!"
These silks are great to dye with! My son and I make a new plant-based dye each month and use these silks to dye. They've all turned out beautifully and we use them on our nature alters.