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[Feb. 24th, 2005|09:47 pm]
Verminius Rex
I got some silk tweed in the upholstery clearance bin at Hancocks, to make a couple of projects. After doing a typical prewash, it smelled heavily of some sort of chemical, like turpentine. Anyone know how to tackle this smell? I'll try doing a couple other types of washes soon, but if someone has a good recommendation, now is the time to voice it. I'm also avoiding the dryer, just because it smells too strongly of something we don't want to heat up and spread around.

I'm assuming the smell is from something they treated it with when it was made. I just want the smell gone, because I was going to make Pari a cute kimono-esque jacket out of it.

From: rowangolightly
2005-02-25 04:09 am (UTC)
hmmm. I've never had that happen but the only thing I can think of is to either soak it in Ivory dishsoap or apple cidar vinegar. Now if it's a bright dye the cidar might fade that but it'd be better than the noxious odor anyday.

Gosh, that's a wierd one; hope you find a solution. (ohh, that was a bad pun and totally unconscious when I typed it, honest!)
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[User Picture]From: clevermanka
2005-02-25 02:22 pm (UTC)
To add to rowangolightly's ideas: Soak in water and baking soda? Oxyclean? Dunno. I'd be really peeved to find a silk had been treated with something nasty like that. Good luck.
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[User Picture]From: florilegia
2005-03-01 06:23 am (UTC)
Maybe this is why it was on sale. I miss hearing about your projects. What was this for?
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2005-03-01 06:27 am (UTC)
A parimino, maybe something else if there was enough left over. I'll have to see if the smell can be delt with first.
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