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Removing A Candle Wax Stain

Jennifer,
I happened to get on your website by accident – surfing the net. I have a thin, lightweight, black silk sweater that got candle wax. I tried to remove the wax by ironing the sweeter and putting towels and paper towels to absorb the candle (tip I got also from the internet). That didn’t remove the wax completely so I brought the sweater to the cleaners. When I got the sweater, the area with wax discolored into grayish/dirty white. Is there a way to “correct” this, i.e., to get it to be black again? Is it possible to dye it black? I saw your answer to a “similar” question but don’t know if this is the same solution to my problem. Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
Loida

Dear Loida,
I don’t have much hope here but you could consult with Sherry at www.fabricdyeing.com and see what she says. She is located in northern CA, and has clients all over the world.
Jennifer