So… I washed my husband’s silk tie.

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I entertained a moment of panic pulling the laundry from the washer to the dryer. My husband’s new silk tie was tangled up in the wet laundry. He had worn it exactly once.

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My first thought was, “I really wish that he had taken his tie off before he put his clothes in the laundry.” Then I remembered, “Oh yeah, I’m the one who pulled it out of his sports bag and put it in the laundry basket myself. Bummer.”

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Then I wondered, maybe I could salvage it somehow? Maybe I could iron it? Hey, I had nothing to lose. It was already ruined anyway. So I pulled out the iron.

Hey, I really liked this tie, OK?

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At first, I tried ironing it on the silk setting, with a thick cloth between it and the iron. That proved to be inefficient at removing the wrinkles, so I removed the cloth, and worked on the wrinkles with the iron set on low.

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Within a few minutes, the wrinkles were gone and the tie was straight. It was still a bit damp, so I hung up to dry. I wonder if he’ll notice? It looks pretty good to me.

Honey, are you reading this? Did you notice?? Worked out pretty good, didn’t it? 🙂 Remember the Pilot G2 pen that fell apart in the wash? This tie was from that same load, but I’m glad the ink cartridge didn’t open. ALL the clothes would’ve been doomed then. Sigh.

Readers, have you ever washed a tie before? What did you do?

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2 responses »

  1. The last time I washed a tie was so very long ago. They actually made ‘washable’ ties back then! Must have been some polyester blend in the 70’s. Hope it all worked out in the end. 😉.

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