Silk is a luxurious and sensuous fabric that has been coveted for centuries. Silk, which originates from the cocoons of silkworms, is also the strongest natural fibre. The slippery and smooth texture of this fabric poses some difficulties that require special care when sewing. There are simple techniques to make silk easier to handle and sew for every stage of a handmade sewing project.
Wash your silk in warm (hot) water using a special washing detergent for delicates.
Hand washing is preferred but machine washing on delicate cycle is also acceptable. Many silk pursuits claim that the best thing to wash silk is shampoo. While washing silk, rub, twist bringing or scrunching. Rinse should be done fabric several times in cold water. If silk is rinsed in vinegar solution the colours will look brighter and the surface will look brighter and shine.