Tips for Washing Silk Bedding

silk beddingYour silk bedding is very important, and needs to be washed with care and handling or you will end up with a destroyed set, which is not good. How do you wash it? The care tips listed below are general for most types of silk sheets or silk fabric.

Inspect the sheets for any stains and attempt to remove gently with warm water and a soft sponge. Do not scrub vigorously. Set the washing machine to the delicate cycle and ensure that the water is lukewarm. Do not use the extra spin cycle as it is hard on silk fabric and can cause damage. Add mild laundry detergent and fabric softener if desired. Use the amount recommended by the brand that you are using. Put the sheets in the washing machine for the set cycle time. Hang sheets on a clothesline and allow drying in an area out of direct sunlight, which can cause damage. Silk sheets can also be dried in the dryer on the lowest temperature setting.