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Subject: Cleaning silk

Cleaning silk

From: Lisa Blaylock <ptrout_studio>
Date: Monday, April 20, 1998
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I am not a participating conservator, but a practicing artist, and I
have a business hand-painting silk with acid dyes. I used to be a
collections manager, and am familiar with standard conservation /
preservation practice, so wet washing silk was beyond my scope
during my collections care career.  When recommending care for
contemporary silk, the manufacturer suggests dry-cleaning, but I
would like to offer a good hand-washing substitute.  Is Orvus a
responsible alternative?  Any help would be appreciated.

Lisa Blaylock
Pink Trout Studio
Watercolored silk fabrics

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:85
                 Distributed: Wednesday, April 22, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-85-014
Received on Monday, 20 April, 1998

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