With all the talk about vintage scarves in DQ's thread, I went and pulled out one of mine to wear for the first time since getting it last year () and lo and behold the thing is STIFF AS A BOARD!!!!!!!! I mean, this baby can stand up by itself, it's that stiff!!!! Ordinarily this kind of thing wouldn't throw me......I have a propensity to toss the scarves I know I'm keeping forever in a bath of warm water with gentle soap to take the stiffness out since I love softer, drapier silk. BUT, in this case since it's an oldy and since some oldy's aren't colorfast, how do I take the stiffness out without a dunk in water so I can wear it???????? GAH!!!!!!!!!