More expensive items, more care need to be paid. However, if some rip occurred by careless on your luxury silk duvet, how to sew it up? Is the common needle okay? Of course, the answer is no.
When working with simple reconstructed silk long underwear that have curves, use long lai needles which bend to the curves and have memory. Lai needles can be purchased in Hawaii and from some floral supply companies. Cut off the eye of the needle so it does not catch on the threads. Sand and coat them with clear nail polish so the metal doesn’t rust or stain the silk sheet. Do not anxious about it when such unexpected accidents happen.
King silk comforter is always paid great attention and care for their luxury value. Silk is a living material that needs to “breathe” so avoid storing it for long periods of time in plastic. Carry your discount luxury bedding with you to wrap around your shoulders in air conditioned restaurants. Wear your white silk panties to your private courtyard. These silks are simple to be hand washed in cool water and lay flat to dry. Easy way to go, follow it!
There might be some shrink occasions happened on your silk bedding, do not worry about that, it doesn’t present it is not a quality one. It is normal for most silk sheets to shrink a little during the first few washings, usually about three to four percent. It is a normal occurrence and should not make you feel like you are doing something wrong. The manufacturers take shrinkage into consideration when they make the sheets so they should still fit your bed just fine after those first few washings.
As a recap, gentle washing and gentle drying is what your silk sheets want to do to help them last a long time and give you many years of happy dreams on them.
The last step is to dry it out. Let the sheets hand dry, if possible, but keep them out of direct sunlight and away from heating vents because that is just like putting them in a hot dryer. It is especially important to keep dark colored silk sheets out of the sunlight because it will visibly fade them in a very short amount of time. But, because finding a safe place to air dry large silk blankets, such as king size sheets, can be difficult, some people have had good luck drying their sheets using the lowest temperature setting on their dryer, the one that is just barely higher than “air dry.”
If you think the sheets need ironing, you can use a cool iron on them while they are still slightly damp, making sure to iron on the reverse side (the non-shiny side). But I will tell you I have never found it necessary to iron silk sheets. If they are gently washed and dried (translation: not twisted and wrung and beat up), they don’t need to be ironed.
One other note about washing luxurious silk bedding – do not put anything else in the washer with them. Wash them separately from your other laundry.
The silk linen of course better to be handwashed, but if you want to, you could get rid of this. After hand washing for the first few times you can switch to machine washing but always wash the sheets on your machine’s delicate cycle and never use hot water. Experts recommend washing silk sheets at 30 degree Centigrade (86 degrees Fahrenheit) which is water that is barely lukewarm.
If your machine has an option to allow an extra spin cycle to wring as much water out of your fabrics as possible, resist the urge to use it. Use the spin cycle sparing on silk sheets because it is hard on their fibers. That is why it is important to use the delicate or hand washable cycle on the machine.
It is okay to use fabric softener if you would like to. My personal favorite is a lavender scented fabric softener.
Do not use bleach, even color safe bleach – ever, not even if you have stains on your favorable silk bed sheets.
Briefly introduced the care method for your silk blanket, you may still puzzled about how to wash and clean them, here I would like to list the detail ways to care for your silk sheets. Well, let’s start!
Keep in mind that silk is a very strong natural fiber. To keep that fiber strong, avoid subjecting it to harsh detergents and soaps that will break those fibers down and strip it of its natural properties. Woolite is a mild detergent that many people use to successfully clean their silk linen but I have found a few manufacturers who do no recommend it. A commonly recommended soap is Charlie’s Liquid Laundry soap which can be purchased online. It is non-toxic and completely biodegradable soap.
When you first purchase silk sheets, wash them by hand for the first few washings. Doing this helps to preserve the sheen of the silk and soften the silk fibers.
About the safety, many of you may not understand what it means, that is mainly for the babies and children. As we all know, silk is a naturally fire retardant material which makes it a wonderful choice as silk sheets. It is a highly recommended bedding choice for your babies and children.
And another, most of you may not know how to care for your silk linen and silk duvets, because the silk bedding is made of special fibre and you don’t want to wash it as the common quilt. Ways for caring provided now, Although silk sheets should be hand washed for the first few times, most can then be machine washed on the gentle or hand washable cycle of your washing machine using a gentle soap and cool water. Then they should be air dried out of direct sunlight which won’t take long because silk dries fast.
Silk comforters are even easier to care for, so much so that they are nearly maintenance free. A silk comforter should always have a duvet cover on it to protect the comforter. Wash the cover regularly and air out the silk comforter periodically. The silk bedding should not need to be cleaned because it naturally repels mold, mildew, and dust mites.
Do not consider your silk sets as a arrogant one, it is as soft as you see and easy to care, comfortable to sleep on!
In ancient China, owning anything made of silk was once a privilege only given to the very wealthy and powerful. Today, quality silk bedding no longer only for the rich and affluent. Quality silk bed sets is available to anyone willing to invest in it.
Although cost is the biggest barrier to people purchasing silk sheets, the fear of caring for them makes many people shy away from purchasing them too. Although they are not as easy to care for as percale sheets which can get thrown in the washer, tossed in the dryer and come out looking great no matter how much you abuse them, silk linen and duvets require gentler care but it’s really not that hard.
Most silk bedding sheets do best with hand washing for the first few times, and then being machine washed on the gentle or hand washable cycle using a gentle soap. They should be air dried out of direct sunlight although some people don’t have any problems with putting their silk sheets in the dryer and drying them on the air setting to remove the excess moisture and fluff them up.
Easy to choose and easy to care, why not start now?
Common quilts should be replaced for several years maybe two or three, for there may be parasites on the quilts which will do a harm to person especially for old and young. What will be a good choice for you? The answer is silk!
High quality silk bedding will last for many years. As long as a silk comforter is not abused, and by abused I mean subjected to harsh detergents and frequent laundering, it can easily last upwards of 20 years. Because natural silk originally repels dirt, odors, and pesky things like dust mites a silk comforter does not need frequent laundering. In fact, many silk experts recommend avoiding laundering of a silk linen unless it is absolutely necessary, such as in the case of spilling something on it. But, they also say a silk duvet should always have a duvet cover to protect it. The duvet cover should be laundered frequently and kept clean, as well as the silk sheets.
Why will high quality silk last for so long? Mulberry silk is the king of silks. It is made from the cocoons of a special type of silkworm that is pampered with a steady around the clock diet of chopped mulberry leaves and a temperature controlled environment free of strong odors and loud noises from the time they are hatched to the time they meet their demise when their cocoons are harvested for their silk. Great care is taken to not allow a moth to hatch from a silkworm after it has spun its cocoon. This is so the long single filament silk thread the silkworm has woven as its cocoon does not get broken.
When the silk filament thread from a single cocoon of a cultivated silkworm is unwound, it can be as long as 1,600 yards. The long threads in mulberry silk along with its natural tendency to adhere and bond with itself creates a fabric that is very durable and long lasting.
Whatever the profit and the advantage, silk bedding all could be the most perfect choice for your whole family.
Chinese silk blanket is the most luxurious fibers in the world. The weaving of the fabric may contain minor irregularities, these are characteristic of fine Chinese silk blanket yarn which gives the fabric its beauty, luster and texture and should be not be treated as defects.
First, either hand washing or dry cleaning the silk blanket for the first 2/3 times will preserve the gloss of the satin and will also soften the silk blanket fibers. There will be some color loss especially the darker tones, but this will lessen over the initial launderings. Second, do not dry Chinese silk blanket in sunlight or near radiators. Sunlight will fade silk blanket, especially deeper shades. Third, silk blanket should not be allowed to get too soiled before cleaning, keep the silk blanket fresh and in good condition with regular cleaning.
Be aware that rough skin on heels, broken and chipped toe nails and even strong hairs on legs can cause excessive wear and pull threads on Chinese silk blanket.