Care Instructions

Each Silkraft garment has crafted with a lots of love, care and attention put into it so that you have a gorgeous piece to wear.

We hope that you adore your purchase. If you do, spread the word and tell your friends all about us.


Silk Care Instructions

Correct care will insure that Silkraft products will last for years without losing their quality.

A few important rules need to be observed as silk is a natural fiber and cannot be treated as debonair as e.g. synthetic fiber.

Please pay special attention to the following instructions:

  • Never spray silk with perfume or deodorant
  • Never bleach silk
  • Never expose silk to direct sunlight for longer periods of time
  • Don’t spray silk with water while ironing
  • Don’t treat individual stains with water
  • Always iron the backside only
  • Never wring dry

All Silkraft products can be washed by hand without being damaged.

  • Use a mild soap, specially formulated silk shampoos or normal shampoos for hair which is always available in your home
  • Soak silk in cold water for 3-5 minutes.
  • (If silk is dark or printed, do not let it soak. Just quickly wash it in cold water.)
  • Gently move the fabric during soaking from side to side. (Do not wring dry!)
  • Handle wet silk with even greater care, as it is very delicate.
  • After a maximum of 5 minutes remove silk from water and rinse the fabric with cold water.
  • Wrap silk in a dry towel to remove the remaining liquid. Use several layers when using dark or printed silk.
  • Handle our products with care in save place
  • To get beautiful and excellent condition as before of our products you have to Iron it.
  • Silk should always be ironed from the backside.
  • You can iron our Hand Made scarfs with hot temperature because our scarfs made it by hand from higher quality raw silk, which is made by hand. Observe these considerations and you will enjoy your silk products for a very long time.


Properties of silk

Silk is marked by the following properties:

  • Low density makes for light and comfortable clothing
  • High resistance to deformation
  • Good insulation properties / warm in winter, cool in summer
  • Strongest natural fiber available
  • Shimmers and shines
  • Good affinity to dye

Leaving aside the rather demanding care, silk is one of the most comfortable fiber fabrics in the world


Care instruction for Sikraft products from Felt 

Wool-felt is a fantastic fabric! For thousands of years its natural properties have made it very popular; amongst other things it is naturally dirt and odour repellent and has great thermal values. It is also beautiful. Because it is naturally dirt & odour repellent you will find that you very rarely, if ever, need to wash it.

The recipe for felting is basically: moisture+heat+soap+friction = FELTING. So, to wash felted items without changing the appearance of them we need to limit our use of these 4 elements.

A quick shake and air out will do the trick most often; even with creamy white felt bags. 

However, if you do need to wash it:

  • Use cold -warm water with a little liquid wool wash in (or mild shampoo)     
  • Submerge your felted item and leave it to soak for a few minutes     
  • Gently swish your felted item through the water a few times
  • Rinse thoroughly using same temperature water, and same method.
  • Squeeze gently to remove excess water (squeeze like a sponge, don’t wring like a rag)
  • Blot between 2 towels to remove even more water. Pull back in to shape and leave to dry naturally, flat if possible.

Cobweb felt dries quickly; thicker pieces & bags take longer.

DO NOT USE WASHING MACHINE or TUMBLE DRIER WITH YOUR WOOL FELT.

Unless you want to felt/shrink it – if you do you should be aware that sometimes shrinkage could be severe. Either of these machines can potentially be used to full felt, although in our opinion this is rather risky as you have little to no control over the process.