A thought on washing silks - Mine all do best in warm water with shampoo rather than detergents - you may need an extra rinse or two if you re doing it in theMessage 1 of 55 , Oct 2, 2001View SourceA thought on washing silks -
Mine all do best in warm water with shampoo rather than detergents - you
may need an extra rinse or two if you're doing it in the machine.
If you want the silk to be "crisp", hang it to dry - this usually works
for me. For softening, I run mine through the dryer for a few minutes on
"fluff" - all air and tumbling, no heat- and then hang to finish drying.
Your mileage may vary.....
> Hi all, I'm baaaaaacccckkkk!!!!!! :)
> I've been shopping and I'm happy. I have 1 metre of
> white, 106 cm wide (that's over a yard of 41 inch)
> silk organza and 150 gold-plated round metal beads
> (hoping that's enough) for my partlet. Does silk
> shrink much? Should I pre-wash it? I'm hoping to get
> started on my fabric washing tonight or tomorrow, and
> if I get my mock-up done in time might even cut
> tomorrow afternoon! :)
> Bella Lucia da Verona
> Innilgard, Lochac
... Bella, if you wash organza, it loses its body. ... I made my partlet based on this portrait:Message 55 of 55 , Oct 10, 2001View Source--- Katarina Peregrine <katakira@...> wrote: >
Bella, if you wash organza, it loses its body.
>I made my partlet based on this portrait:
> Which portrait are you basing your partlet on? I can
> do some math and see if
> you have enough beads.
and I did have enough - I have about 40 left over.
Even if I had decided to bead *every* intersection I
would have had enough. But as I chose not to bead that
section of the partlet below the neckline (it would
have been a waste and uncomfortable) I got leftovers.
Thanks for the offer anyway. Oh, and I did wash the
organza, but there's no loss of body. :)
Bella Lucia da Verona
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