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Bill Hegbli
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I don't want to go and buy a sheet of glass to lay the wet silks on. I don't have enough window space in my small apartment to hold all the silks. As for mirrors, I only have one small mirror in the bath room and I can't see my self if I stick a silk on it. Plus, it will not hold a 18" silk.

So I steam iron.

If I had a mirror, won't your wife make you clean the mirror! Extra work, not for me! Smile
Ron Reid
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A number of years ago, I had read somewhere (perhaps it was in the Rice books) not to wash silks in Woolite because it puts an undesireable film/coating on them. I'm kind of sketchy on the details, but the advice got my attention because I previously had always washed my silks in woolite.

Can someone confirm if this advice is good or not?

Ron
Regan
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I iron silks on a lower heat setting and I usually don't use any steam at all. I got water on some of my silks and it left spots that will not come out. Has anyone else this problem?

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Bob Sanders
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Regan,

Often the water spots will come out if you will wash them again in Woolite or baby shampoo, rinse them out well and dry them on a piece of glass or a mirror. Sometimes it is the water itself that makes the ring.

Hang in there!

Bob
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Regan
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Hey, thanks Bob!

I had concluded that the water was the culprit. I am always reluctant to use steam or wash them because of the few that got those stubborn stains.

Hope you had a good trip!

Regan
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magic4ewe
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You can also use a small piece of Muslin (a fabric used in sewing) to place between your iron and the silk. This will allow you to increase the heat of the iron a bit and still protect the silk. Available really inexpensively at any fabric store.
indysmagic
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If you are in a pinch or need to get the wrinkles out quickly, try using a blow dryer while the silks are on the mirror. I'm amazed at how quickly they dry.
Magicshore
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Here's another tip, if anyone has this problem. To avoid any static in the silks after ironing them, I spray the silks with a light mist of water/ liquid Downy. This does not harm them and keeps them from have that static cling from the iron.

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Mirror? Wouldn't a outside glass work better with the sun? No?
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The problem with washing silks for the first time is that it loses its crisp and shine. It no longer looks like a brand new silk. It also becomes soft. Is there anything one can do to restore its crisp and shine? Have you tried spraying it with starch or something?
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Another tip let the silks cool before stuffing them into a prop. Silk is hallow and holds the heat for awhile. If you load them while they are warm they will become wrinkled. I have been wetting and hanging mine on glass for years. Not sure where I first heard of that, I think from Ginn.
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