Handcrafted items made with cotton can be hand-washed in cold water and line dry. Handcrafted items made with silk should be gentled washed with warm water and a gentle soap. Let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes, rinse it in lukewarm water, then place the item between two layers of towels. Roll the towels to squeeze the excess water. Then lay the handcrafted item on a flat, clean surface to dry. Lay the handcrafted item flat to help the silk maintain its shape.