Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.
It's no surprise that silk scarves have been cropping up in designers' most recent collections like crazy: The fanciful accessory is a guaranteed way to throw some graphic or floral punches to an outfit that needs some sprucing up. so with spring officially here, you might as well give them a test drive. It's hard not be a little taken by a colorful scarf's kitsch-y charm. Start small or with a relatively subtle print, such as a faint floral pattern or tiny polka dots, and get creative with the way you wrap it around your head or neck or tie it in and around your hair — then work your way up to the bold animal prints and abstract patterns.
Silk comes from the cocoon of the silk worm. The silk worm feeds on mulberry leaves and then attaches itself to a mulberry tree to spin a silk cocoon. This process is referred to as pupating. Farmers raise the cocoons and sell them to manufacturers. Silk manufacturers sort cocoons according to color, size, shape and texture as these will affect the quality of the silk. Cocoons range from white and yellow to grayish. After the cocoons have been sorted, they need to be softened through a series of hot and cold immersions. Often intact cocoons are boiled in water for five minutes and turned gently. Then they are removed from the water and dried.