This groovy piece of fabric is circa 1960s, based on the colors and print and some google searching. It arrived in the mail yesterday. Oh happy day.
I also received some amazing vintage tie silks. They were given to Mom many long years ago by a family friend who received it from someone else. They were stuffed in bags. Opening the box was like Christmas. I googled how to un-wrinkle silk and got started. I had some sinus issues yesterday and I love to iron fabric so it was a perfectly mindless thing to do.
Round one: I set my Oliso iron to the wool/silk setting. I can still use steam on this low setting but the steam hasn't worked right since I got this replacement iron.
I used Mary Ellen's Best Press in the spray bottle that everyone seems to like. I have used it on my quilting cotton but am not a big fan. Look Mom, no wrinkles!
However, even though the Best Press says "leaves no residue" this is what I discovered this morning after using the Best Press yesterday. Oh and if you accidentally get any of the over-spray on your floor it also leaves a residue. There is no disclaimer on the bottle saying you can only use it on specific types of fabric. It says "Shake well. Spray on clothing."
Round two: I'm tired of pricey irons that work no better than the $30 irons so I did a little google iron review search then headed to Walmart for a Hamilton Beach. Plugged her in and filled my spritz bottle with water and proceeded to de-wrinkle.
Does this one make you dizzy?
These violins are fun.
This one had the selvedge attached. Lots of textile mills on the east coast of the United States, especially New England.
Now you're going to ask me what I'm going to do with the tie silk, aren't you? No clue yet but perhaps you might want to know there are polka dots in the bunch!