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    For me to get rid of static cling, I usually throw the item in a bag and then into my freezer for a while. Surprisingly something about the cold makes it go away. However i'm not sure how silk would react to that.
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    Hello, Fairy Cove. Welcome here, and thanks to both you and Alsoha for sharing your professional silk workers' hints.

    I'm not a fan of drier sheets, either. I hate the smell, have had things spotted by drier sheets, and I don't like the feel of fabrics that have been dried with a drier sheet.

    I live in a very, very dry climate and particularly in the winter have more trouble with my hair getting static-y than I do veils. In either case, I wet my hands with water and and very lightly run them over veil and/or hair. Water is usually available when other measures are not.

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    Thank you for the sweet, warm welcome!

    I have had customers from especially dry climates - for example winters indoors in canada....that have this very issue all the time.

    Water is such a simple cure!
    I think the freezer method mentioned by Cheart99 would not hurt the silk at all. It is an amazingly resilient material. I would think also that the fabric would be picking up moisture that is in the freezer and this is what (scientifically) diminishes static.

    I will try it sometime.... and another freezer hint.. if you're ever moving a freezer, tie some coffee beans in a cloth - silk is great, a small square - and it will keep it from going awry with smells. Sorry it is so off- topic, but I have moved across country 2X in the last 2years, so surely this is useful to many people... we are a mobile world!


    Nice to meet you ladies!! Be blessed.

    Today I worked so very long for a customer, who's husband ( a local) purchased a chemise for his wife who has breast cancer. It was so difficult to achieve the right color, then a defective strap, so then another chemise.. more color. I had an awful time... and on a friday so much to do. it is rare these days i have awful times with my silks... but I realized at the end, perhaps she is needing more of my energy than most customers do..... silk and color provide so much healing, nurturing.....I find I am only a vehicle...

    Dance brightly! You many beautiful women who are bringing this joy to all who so much need it...

    sorry for my ramblings .... tired here ...

    Meag

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairycove View Post

    Today I worked so very long for a customer, who's husband ( a local) purchased a chemise for his wife who has breast cancer. It was so difficult to achieve the right color, then a defective strap, so then another chemise.. more color. I had an awful time... and on a friday so much to do. it is rare these days i have awful times with my silks... but I realized at the end, perhaps she is needing more of my energy than most customers do..... silk and color provide so much healing, nurturing.....I find I am only a vehicle...


    Meag
    I just made two veils for the Relay For life and I did the pink for breast cancer. I found it quite healing for me to make those veils. I felt like I put a lot into them...

    I'm very glad you're here, and am looking forward to more of your posts!

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    A simple trick I use for silk skirts is to put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. Used to do it with slips and skirts - I think it's the moisture that collects on it. Another thing you can do is put a drop or two of essential oil (something like lavendar) into a spray bottle of water - shake it before you spray, and it seems to do more than just water to reduce static.

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    Default Here is an FAQ page I managed to post onto my site....

    This is indeed a universal issue important to dancers. I would be careful with essential oils as they could easily stain. Though I think a heavy dilution in a spritzer would be just fine.

    I also have a fair bit of content on my site about SILK fabrics, care, etc....
    FAQ: Notes about Static

    And, I finally got my pic showing as an avatar... took long enough.
    Hello everybody!

    Happy Friday y'alll...... Meag

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    I haven't had any issues with the essential oils, though I only use lavender. I'm curious which ones have stained for you?

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    Don't use Lavender if you're male! It can actually cause breast growth...

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    Zorba!
    Nice to meet you!
    Your quote inpsired me to check out your site.

    I have to make a brief disagreement on silk veil for sale is unhappy!
    All my shelves full of darlings are anticipating their new homes!!!


    Enjoyed your article on selecting veil, and especially your distinction for the misnomer that chiffon is a wholly different fabric, not just a WEAVE... a frequent thing I find amongst my customers. Silk chiffon is beautiful. I had some customers think that silk chiffon was vegan. ....

    anyways, appreciate your knowledge...

    And, to point out, I stock multiple sizes and weights of half circles ... they are not hard to find at Fairy Cove -- they are stocked and also orderable! Would love to be included as a resource to you as I specialize in veil.....


    Must run and go dye stuff!
    Friday shipping... ack!!

    Meag
    Last edited by fairycove; 05-16-2009 at 04:32 AM. Reason: clarifying about chiffon being a weave, vs. a fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    Don't use Lavender if you're male! It can actually cause breast growth...
    You have to use a LOT of lavender, but you are correct. It's wonderful for menopause though.

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