Silk floss questions
I've just purchased some very finely textured silk floss and have a few questions.
I'd like to store it on the cardboard or plastic bobbins (currently I store my floss in plastic bags), but the silk snags so easily, would the plastic or cardboard bobbins be less likely to snag it.
Has anyone used conditioner (I saw a box of it near the floss in a store) for keeping threads straight when sewing? Does it leave a residue on the thread or make the threads appear stuck together? Anyone have positive or negative experiences with it?
In a book, I read a suggestion to use a little bit of water to help keep the silk from tangling when sewing. I plan to try it unless someone has a warning against it. First, I'll sew a sample and machine wash it to test for colorfastness.
Any other advice for sewing with silk floss?
Thanks in advance! I also posted these questions at the DMC forums but haven't had any responses.