Having fun today
I am acid-washing a 3 yard length of silk broadcloth! Third washing coming up soon.
This silk has a history. My father bought it for his mother while he was serving in the Korean War. I know he had leave time in both Japan and south Korea, but I don't know where he bought the silk.
Now WHY he bought this for his mother is beyond me, LOL, except he was young (19) and didn't have a clue what his mother wore. She never wore silk (too troublesome to take care of), and she never wore red, and was way to frugal to hire a dressmaker to make something. Custom clothing??!! NEVER!
Anyway, to make a long story even longer, I ended up with the silk when my father died 11 years ago. It sat in my stash, because I had no idea what to do with it.
So now, I am acid washing it, and I will make infinity scarves for all my sisters and my son's GF. I still have one more acid wash to do, but it already has that lovely sueded feel to it.