Question re: removing paper backing from silk
  • Hi, I've been printing on your silk fabric sheets, with beautiful results. However, it is very difficult to remove the paper backing (1) without leaving bits of paper that are almost impossible to remove, and (2) without distorting the fabric.

    Are there any tricks to this? Is there a shelf-life factor for ease of removing the paper? Will steam help or hurt?

    I'm a professional longarm quilter, as well as a fiber artist, and would appreciate any help you can give me.

  • Hi,

    Silk is a very elastic fabric so there will be a certain amount of stretching unfortunately. Try ironing the silk after you remove the paper with a dry iron to return it to its previous shape. Steam should not damage the print as long as you have left it to dry for at least 24hrs.

    Thanks Celia