Silk fabric is made by collecting filaments from a mulberry silk moth's cocoon, combining the output from four to eight cocoons into a single strand of raw silk, washing and preparing the silk strands and then weaving or... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

Removing grease from silk and synthetic fabrics is tricky and may take up to an hour. The necessary supplies are cornmeal, dry cleaning solvent, a dry spotter, a wet spotter and vinegar. For best results, treat the stain... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

Ink can be removed from silk Shantung fabric by a process involving white vinegar, hair spray, rubbing alcohol and water. A home remedy for washable silk suggests using vinegar and milk to remove blue ink stains. More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal
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