The process

Sue imports the Habutoi silk scarves from China.  For each scarf Sue will:

  1. wash the newly arrived silk to rinse out gum
  2. stretch it so that it is under tension
  3. prepare and mix colours
  4. paint the scarf (or drawn a design on in gutta before painting)
  5. steam the scarf
  6. wash any excess dye out
  7. iron the scarf