I will be building up these guides over time - for now, this one is about the washing of that silk of all silks - Thai silk.
How to keep your Thai silk lustrous...
1. Dry-cleaning your fabric is best.
2. But you can home wash it! To handwash...dissolve mild detergent in water, soak the silk a little then slowly move it up and down in the water. Do not scrub. Lift it out of the water, don't wring or twist. Rinse thoroughly in your hands underneath a running tap and place on a hanger to drip dry. For best effect finish with a very dilute starch before drip drying. Iron while nearly 80% dry.
3. Important - do NOT machine wash.