HNW - Colorfast Silk Thread
BIackwork at aol.com
Sun May 7 08:33:47 PDT 2000
In a message dated 5/6/00 9:59:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
mooncat at in-tch.com writes:
<< IIRC, what was determined to have caused the
bleeding from my silk floss was the soap I used to try to clean the
piece (woolite). >>
As a former lingerie fitter I *always* discouraged my clients from using
Woolite on anything. Not only can it make colors (not just red) bleed, but
several different fibers (admittedly, mostly modern - though linen and wool
occasionally have problems) can be damaged by it. What I recommend instead
(for needlework *and* clothing) are three different products:
1. "Magic Crystal" soap powder. It's sold in the lingerie department of
various better department stores (Macy's and Nordstrom, for example).
2. Johnson's Baby Shampoo. It's exceptionally mild, and it rinses
3. Ivory liquid dish soap for the same reasons as #2.
Hope this helps!
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