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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 11 (March 1, 1929)

How to Launder Artificial Silk

How to Launder Artificial Silk.

If artificial silk underclothing and stockings are well cared for in the laundry there is no reason why they should not last a very long time. Contrary to many women's ideas, these silk things, especially stockings, should be washed often. They should only be worn once or twice and then washed.

To wash artificial silk make some soapsuds either with Lux or ordinary washing soap and add water which is just warm.

Put the articles in and just squeeze gently until the dirt disappears, and as they will not be very dirty, this will soon happen. On no account must they be rubbed.

Repeat this process again and then rinse the articles out in three tepid rinsing waters.

Squeeze them as well as possible, but do not twist to get the water out. If you possess a rubber wringer they can be put through just once.

Stockings should be hung with the heaviest end uppermost. The other garments should not be hung at all because they lose all their shape and become ugly. Lay them spread-out on a towel and let them dry quickly, but not in the sun.

Iron with a warm iron; in some cases it is not necessary to iron at all.

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