what exactly is a mangle for?
Is a mangle used for pressing other fabrics than linen? I have 16 yards of fine silk yardage to press, and a friend has offered to let me use her mangle, but I'm terrified that it will (ahem) mangle the fabric, since it's quite fine (60/2 silk warp with 120/2 silk weft). I'm also not sure that it will work without heat applied to the fiber.
Thoughts? I am completely ignorant on the subject of mangles, and would appreciate enlightenment.