I have a weird problem: my knees get really
easily. I live in LA, and even in the middle of this unusually warm summer, the slight temperature drop at night is enough that by morning my knees are freezing and I have to put on warm sweat pants (much to the bewilderment of my wife, it being the middle of summer, and us not having AC). [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Sep 25, 2013 -
i'm trying to hang guitars and basses on a brick wall. i have instrument hangers already, but drilling a million holes into brick seems like A BAD IDEA so i thought i would hang a board (cedar, i ALSO already have it) on the wall (many fewer screw-holes) and then just screw the guitar holders to the plank. the plank is 5.5" wide and 1 1/4" deep (and 6 feet long) and really pretty, so i'm ALMOST happy. The ends are really roughly cut though (despite my best sanding job), and i was hoping to cover them up with something (copper? silk?) so it looks a bit less like i, um, hung a plank on the wall, and more like i'm incredibly crafty and awesome. what should i use for the ends of these boards? google is not helping, but maybe i'm searching using the wrong words(?). thank you!
posted by andreapandrea
on Feb 9, 2013 -
Do you think that silk dupioni is the best choice of fabric for my wedding dress when I am plus-sized? I have described it in detail inside. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Jan 23, 2013 -
How to get blood out of a sweater (silk/cotton/cashmere blend)? [more inside]
posted by hrj
on Nov 29, 2012 -
I have a 100% silk pillowcase. After washing how the instructions told me to (in cold water and hanging it up to air dry) it feels stiff. How can I get it to feel soft and silky again? The instructions said not to dry it. Thanks!
posted by skjønn
on May 6, 2012 -
A cat left two paw prints on a 100% silk pillow cover. How do I get them out? [more inside]
posted by amf
on Mar 6, 2012 -
I am doing a musical theatre revue in a formal gown. I am fat and there will be dancing. How can I minimize the look and feel of sweat and still stay fancy? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Feb 13, 2012 -
My lovely boyfriend did me the wonderful favour of doing my laundry for me while i was at work! Unfortunately, that favour included machine washing and drying a 100% silk dress, and a 100% wool sweater. Help! (he also saw the not-so-nice underwear and the spanx, but that's a whole other story.) [more inside]
posted by Kololo
on Feb 13, 2012 -
I own this
down alternative comforter. It causes me to wake up with sweaty legs, so I'm looking for a replacement. This
article recommends that people in my situation should go with silk or cotton instead of down. Is there an advantage to do that over just getting a thinner down comforter?
Note: my bedroom ranges from 62-65 at night.
posted by lunchbox
on Dec 22, 2011 -
I tore a silk dress, a long way from any seams or pleats or details. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by carbide
on Sep 24, 2011 -
Looking for personal recommendations for high quality silk sheets and ways to clean/ care for my silk. [more inside]
posted by chaiwawa
on Dec 20, 2010 -
I can't get a body odor smell out of an expensive silk dress. Dry cleaning seems to have made it worse. Does anyone know what might get the smell out?
posted by let444
on Apr 15, 2010 -
Silk screen printing: I have the blank shirts. I have the design in a PSD file. I need a printer that can print shiny silver foil... Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Glendale
on May 26, 2009 -
What should I do with Indian silk? My boyfriend went to India and brought me back some gorgeous Indian silk fabric, which I have no clue what to do with. Theres probably about four or five yards...any suggestions?
posted by enaira
on Feb 20, 2007 -
Are silk stockings less likely to run or snag or be otherwise damaged through regular use than nylons?
posted by lisaj32
on Nov 11, 2006 -
Find me a good, thin eye mask for sleeping that would allow me to sleep on my stomach comfortably. [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Oct 30, 2006 -
I just bought an antique Japanese doll and she's in fair condition except for one thing--her silk "skin" is very discolored. How can I make her snow white again? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat
on Sep 10, 2006 -
I'd like to dye a silk blouse. Any thoughts? Any suggestions for an appropriate brand of dye, or should I not attempt this at all?
posted by puddinghead
on Aug 25, 2006 -
I would like to find a printing manufacturer in Korea or China who manufactures Silk laminated business cards and postcards. Presently I wholesale 4 color printing to printers and would like to add this service. I know they have distribution in the U.S. and I would like to find the source. Any ideas?
posted by aisleofview
on Aug 9, 2006 -
I hung my new silk shirt up to dry after washing it the first time, only noticing later that the tag specifically says "dry flat." [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Jun 6, 2006 -
Does anyone have a link to (or a copy of) the famous 'Zulu War/Rorke's Drift' pastiche Silk Cut cigarette advert shown in British cinemas in the 1970s?
posted by timpollard
on Dec 22, 2005 -
I would like recommendations for good places to buy high quality artificial flowers. Online stores or places in NYC. Money little object as long as they look good.
posted by gaspode
on Oct 31, 2005 -
I've been actively trying to create shirts of the quality seen here
. While I'm less concerned with the technical aspects of creating a vintage/fatigued looked -- how does one go through the initial stages of design? (What program is best to design in, how should I approach the silkscreener, fabric acquisition...) [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Jul 11, 2005 -
How do I clean mud off silk shoes?
posted by snardo
on Jun 30, 2005 -
I wear lots of silk knits and I love to cook. Sometimes I get olive oil spots splashed on the knit and I can't seem to ever get the spots out. I wear an apron but the stuff is sneaky.
How can I get those spots out of my silk knits?
posted by leafwoman
on Jun 4, 2005 -
Screen-printing/Silk-screening: I'm looking to get into it to produce some t-shirt ideas I've had floating around. But I don't want to buy all the expensive equipment. Is it feasible to build your own press, provided with good instructions?
posted by Espoo2
on Sep 2, 2004 -
Should not Spiderman's web not shoot out his arse?
posted by kenaman
on Jun 26, 2004 -
I have quite a few silk blouses, and I'm curious about the various washing instructions. Some are dry-clean only, others hand wash/line dry, and others still are machine wash/tumble dry. (As well as other assorted combinations). Why all the variations, when all are 100% silk?
posted by ferociouskitty
on Apr 9, 2004 -