Silk Scarf

Silk Scarf

The perfect addition to any outfit, this custom silk scarf is bursting with fashionable flair.

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    1. Draw your chosen design onto a 22" x 22" silk scarf with a watersoluble pencil. (Note: Pencil marks will wash out when resist is removed.)

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    2. Build a square frame using 23" long stretcher bars. Stretch the scarf taut over the frame and pin it down.

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    3. Apply Jacquard Removable White Waterbased Resist along the pencil marks with a brush. If you'd prefer a metallic look, use Permanent Gold resist, which will leave a gold outline.

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    4. Paint the design with Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow Fabric Colors. Use the paint like you would watercolor — apply small amounts and allow the ink to spread on surface. Dilute them with water to reduce color intensity or to create a wash for the background.

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    5. Let dry. You can use a heat gun to speed up the process. Carefully remove the pins and release the scarf from the stretcher bars.

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    6. Put your iron on the silk setting. Iron all the colored areas to set the ink permanently.

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    7. After ironing, pour a tiny amount of liquid soap into quart-sized bucket of water. Rinse scarf with soapy water. If using removable resist, remove by gently agitating in water until all resist is removed. Let dry. Once again, a heat gun can be used to speed up the process.

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    8. When the scarf is dry, iron it again to remove wrinkles.

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