I work almost exclusively in silk dupioni, and I have handwashed my pieces. However, they're so heavily embroidered, I don't think I'd notice a change in the look of the fabric. I haven't had it shrink, and I…"
"Lorelei, I use "sized felt," in the middle, which is just craft felt treated with a stiffener. I wrap the embroidery around one piece and a backing cloth around another, then slip stitch them together. The silver parts on top have rings…"