Silk is a delicate and luxurious fabric that is good to use as beddings. It is also one of the few materials that can be used year-round. Silk bedding requires special care when cleaned and most manufacturers will instruct the customer to dry clean their silk bedding. However, frequent trips to the dry cleaners can quickly empty your wallet. They are not completely necessary because with care it is possible to hand wash silk with water and soap. To wash silk bedding, use these following steps.
- Wash silk bedding by hand if you have doubts that it can be safely washed in a machine. Run cool water into a clean laundry tub or bath tub. Add a small amount of gentle detergent and agitate the water with your hand to make a suds.
- Place the silk bedding in the water and gently swish it with your hands. Allow the bedding to soak for a few minutes, then drain the tub and press out as much water from the fabric as possible without wringing the material. Fill the tub with cool water for rinsing. Gently swish the bedding again, then drain the water and press out as much water as you can. Rinse the bedding a second time if any soap remains in the rinse water.
- Remove the bedding from the tub. You may need help with this step, since wet bedding is very heavy. Hang the comforter and sheet in a spot where all sides can dry evenly. If you suspend the comforter and sheet from a clothesline, place it over two or three lines, if possible, to help take weight off the fabric.
Washing silk bedding sets by hand is easy. It will save you time and money to the dry cleaners. Use gentle detergent to get rid of the dirt. Follow these steps to complete the task.