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Unread 10-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Aftermath of dyeing silk - can it be fixed?

I dyed some silk fabric - 100% silk - I forget the weave. It has a bit of stiffness and shine to it. I dyed it red using Jacquard dye and vinegar. The color is great but the silk looks crinkled all over now. I think I was a bit harsh stirring it around in the dye bath. Can this be pressed out? Suggestions? I've done some pressing and it still looks a little crinkled - I'm wondering if it will smooth out if I continue or if it's a a lost cause. I know it won't have the sheen / smoothness of the original.

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