I am laying out a note book cover with a dark background and only mulberry silks as an embellishment. I want the silks to stay vibrant looking - dare I chance not putting any wisps of wool on top of them to anchor them down? Ordinarily I always would.
I was taught that you need to put the tiniest of wool fibres over the silk to keep it in place but infact you don't. I was going to add a photo of a couple of samples with contrasting merino and silk but I'm not sure how to upload a photo from my computer.
<img src="http://" alt="" style="max-width:100%;"> The picture on the right just has a little silk tops, the one on the left was done by laying the silk down in much the same way as you do when laying out wool fibres. It wasn't a thick layer. It has retained its sheen and given it a nice texture.