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Washable silks?
krazyknit  Friend of PR
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Date: 1/16/13 12:07 PM

I am getting ready to sew up two fabrics from my stash for spring. One is a silk linen dobby and the other is a cotton 57%/silk 43%. Do I dare hand wash or dry clean? If I can wash either or both, do I dry in the dryer on delicate or air dry? I don't mind if they are dry clean only: I just don't want to ruin them. Any help from PR is greatly appreciated!


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Date: 1/16/13 12:56 PM

You could try washing a swatch to see. Place the scrap into a lingerie bag and toss in the wash with your other delicates.

-- Edited on 1/16/13 1:51 PM --

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In reply to krazyknit

Date: 1/16/13 1:02 PM

I washed & dried a cotton/silk. Turned out very soft. I think the linen would do the same.
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