These butterflies are playing in a pastel rainbow on a Crepe De Chine, 12mm thick, 100% silk scarf. I have hand-painted this unusual sized scarf (~35”x35”) with wardrobe versatility in mind. The two opposite corners are in different tones, the blue/purple for one look and the pink for another. Crepe has a rich wonderful light quality to it with a subtle texture that has a excellent drape, it's known as the “Mercedes” of silks. I use Acid Dyes with paraffin or Soya wax as a resist to create my designs on 100% silk hand rolled “blanks”. Habotai, Crepe De Chine, Charmeuse, or Chiffon silks all have different looks, weights (mm) and textures; they each accept the dye entirely differently, so the silk type is always important. I brush in the dyes this allows me to control the shading of the colour. I then use wax to capture and save the colour before the next dye application. This creates multiple layers of colour and patterns. After I finish with the artwork, the wax is mostly ironed out and then “streamed” to set dyes on a molecular level, leaving only the feeling of silk. Then silks are washed in cool water to remove any excess dyes that did not fix, and taken to a dry cleaner to remove last of the wax. Silk can be hand washed easily from then on. Basic shipping in North America is free with all my scarves, but you are responsible for any taxes and duties. Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.