After completion, the silk is rolled up and placed within a silk steamer which heat sets the dyes. The silk is then washed and ironed before sewing or framing.
Hand washing is recommended for silk.
Preferably wash in a mild detergent such as wool wash or baby shampoo.
Wash in warm water and rinse well adding a little white vinegar to the rinse water.
Soaking silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided.
Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners.
Do not wring or twist ; roll in a towel to extract water.
Hang silk garments to dry. The silk garment will hold its shape.
Silk can then be ironed.
I use a fairly hot iron as silk doesn’t burn.
Silk makes a wonderful travelling companion, taking up little space in the luggage.
Most wrinkles will disappear if garment is hung overnight, or hung in the bathroom during a shower. Let humidity remove the wrinkles for you.