I finally got the images properly transferred to silk.
Perhaps the ink that my printer uses is no longer compatible with the Bubble Jet but the images washed out of the fabric when they were washed with detergent.
I turned to an older. low tech method of transferring images to fabric, where you lift the toner off of a photocopy using iron on mending material and then transfer the image to the silk. It’s a two step process but I have done it often enough so that it’s second nature to me.
It is frustrating that something that ought to have taken fifteen minutes has taken nearly a weeks’ worth of work time to get right. it is finally done so now I can work on getting the rest of the bag completed.