We have listed some of the common stains happen on your silk linen, and what if others? Deal with perspiration; you could use diluted ammonia (equal part of ammonia and water). Rinse well. And others like Oily or Greasy Stains try some liquid dishwashing soap letting it sit for few minutes. Rinse with water. There are still many for both of us to find out the best solution for it.
But not all silk is created alike. There are many different kinds which mean that a method that removes a stain on one type of silk may not work on another type of silk. Always test the method on an inconspicuous section of the sheets first, like on a corner of the fitted sheet that does not show when it is on the bed. All in all, keep your great silk duvets clean and there won’t be so much trouble for you!
Once you spill coffee or tea on your dress, you will be so disappointed at the dress and won’t wear it again, however, when the same thing happened on your expensive silk bedding sheets, with the different words, you won’t throw the silk sheets away, after all, they are so expensive. An efficient way to remove the spots away is to sponge with lukewarm water. Then apply glycerin (readily available online and at many natural products stores) and gently rub the fabric between your hands. Let it sit for half an hour; then rinse with warm water. You will find that the silk bed sets you cherish a lot has been a fresh one and more important, so dreamy to sleep on.
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.
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.
Everyone wants a complete piece of silk bedding, without any seams and thrums on it, but do not just pay attention to the surface beauty, seams are always not worse than you thought.
If you are purchasing a 100 percent silk duvet cover, seams aren’t necessarily a bad thing. Much of the silk made is only 45 inches wide so it makes sense that a silk duvet cover is going to have to have a seam or two somewhere. Seamless duvet covers can be purchased but the wider silk is more expensive so expect to pay a premium for it. Be wary of “too good to be true” prices on any seamless silk bedding. It’s probably not a pure silk product.
If you do purchase silk sheet with a seam, there will either be a seam down the middle or two off center seams that are closer to the side edges. If you sleep alone and sleep in the middle of your bed choose bedding with off center side seams so you are not laying on or directly covered with a seam. If you or if you and your significant other sleep on either side of the bed, opt for the seam n the middle.
The third character have to be considered is a silk duvet cover. A silk filled comforter should always be encased in a removable duvet cover that can be laundered regularly. The covers are available in a vast array of materials from different weaves and grades of silk to ones made of organic cotton to a combination of materials. There are various kinds of duvet covers you could choose. Which to choose is up to you, but I recommend a silk cover for the silk comforter. Why skimp on the cover? But if the silk comforter you are buying is for a child, opt for a cotton cover because it is going to stand up to the wear and tear a child will subject it too better than a silk duvet cover will.
You could choose either according to your joy and love, but do remember, comfort is first!
We always talk about choosing the high quality silk bedding, why, after all, should we choose that? Only for its comfort or more reasons? Definitely more benefits for our people, and the first one is its hypoallergenic character.
Silk is made from the cocoons of silkworms. Like nearly anything in nature, there are natural occurring substances in the cocoon of the silkworm that protect from various threats. Because the process of turning those cocoons into silk is a gentle one that does not strip away those natural substances, the benefits of them are still in the silk when you purchase silk bedding. Dust mites, mold, and funguses all do not like those substances and stay away from silk. This means that silk bedding is a perfect choice for people suffering from asthma and from certain types of allergies such as being allergic to dust mites. That means a silk comforter, unlike a down filled comforter, is not a haven for dust mites.
Silk is also mold and mildew resistant because of the sericin, a naturally occurring protein in silk, as well as several kinds of amino acids. Such a healthy fabric, why not choose?
Mulberry silk is always considered as the most expensive type of natural silk. Its smoothness and stronger fiber, both show the unique characters of it. What makes it so expensive and why is it superior to other types of silk? Let me start by telling how mulberry silk is made.
Mulberry silk is made from the silkworms of the Bombyx mori moth. The moth has one job to do and that is to lay eggs. After it lays about 500 eggs, its job is finished and it dies. The tiny pinpoint size eggs are kept at 65 degrees Fahrenheit with the temperature slowly and carefully raised to 75 degrees Fahrenheit to hatch the eggs.
The tiny silkworms that are born are then fed an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (mulberry leaves are the only food the Bombyx mori moth will eat). After about a month of the constant gorging on the mulberry leaves, the silkworms will have increased their weight about 10,000 times and will have built up enough energy to start spinning their cocoon. It takes anywhere from three to as long as eight days for the silkworm to weave the cocoon.
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?
Where to buy your silk bedding sets is an important consideration. Most of you would think about the deparment stores, but I do suggest that may not the best place!
Although department stores are the first place many people go to when buying the silk sheets, you may not want to buy your silk sheets at once because most department stores do not offer high quality silk sheets.
As a general rule, the highest quality silk sheets are ones that are made to order for the buyer. Consider doing business with an online business such as www.ellesilk.com that is both the manufacturer and the retailer. Not only are their prices competitive, they know their product very well and can answer all the questions you have, and even some you didn’t know to ask, before you purchase.
Silk sheets are a wonderful thing to own. Once you have one set, you will want to buy more. That are that wonderful.