Soon Christmas ... I took for preparing the Christmas decorations :) To this end, I did a online ... Here's what I found :)
Starch was used by our great-grandmothers to stiffen the fabric, he knows practically everyone. Folk creator, who normally deal with knitting and embroidering napkins and tablecloths, here are the most experienced. They advise reject finished formulations available in our stores. Apparently not bring charm to the fabric, I do not stiffened her as starch.
Previously, the fabric is good boil. Unless - of course - the material is suitable for this, which is made of natural fabrics.
Pot of powder and napkins, tablecloths, we focus on the kitchen. Cook for 10-15 minutes - until all spots wilderness. If we have a cotton or linen cloth, you can cook them. Apparently not even the embroidered color.
Starch is prepared on the same basis as jelly. So boil approx. Half a liter of water. To 1/2 cup water pour two tablespoons of cornstarch and accurately mischief. Then pour the flour into a giddy boiling water and stir constantly until it thickens, leave it out of the fire.
Napkins must be soaked in warm starch, then wet immediately compressed or extended to form either on the canvas and well pulling the pins forming poprzypinać shape. So leave it to dry. Dry napkins will be stiff as cardboard :)
The denser the starch, the stiffer will drape. Depending on the needs of the starch concentration can be increased or decreased by the addition of water.
After a strong krochmaleniu napkins may be the perfect pad for plates or cups. Not to foul the, simply spray the hairspray. But the very strong ukrochmalenie protects napkins by dirt.
It is also recommended to starch then add a little salt, damp cloth while ironing adheres to the iron. On the Internet I found also advised to add a few tablespoons of milk instead of salt (in place of the same amount of water), which gives us extra crisp white.
Here are the rules for the implementation of starch that I could find:
1. starch from potato flour
1 teaspoon to 1 liter of water (boil)
use: dresses, blouses, lawn, chiffon, tulle
1 tablespoon flour 1 liter of water (boil)
Application: tablecloths, napkins, covers, bed linen
1.5 tablespoons of flour to 1 liter of water (boil)
Application: stiffens collars, cuffs, iron on wet
2. starch from rice
Some are doing it to use water after starching cooked rice in a ratio of 4 tablespoons of rice per 2 liters of water
Water 4/5 to 1/5 starch
use: white underwear, men's shirts
2/3 water to 1/3 starch
Application: napkins, bed linen
3. Starch sugar
To stiffen sugar can also be used in the proportion of 1 tablespoon sugar per tablespoon of water (boil)
Application: tulle, curtains (wet, dry knitting)
4. Starch can also cook in the microwave.
1. Pour 1/4 cup of the flour into the cup of water and mix thoroughly until all the flour to distribute.
2. Then, for a container which can be used in the microwave and pour the 4 cups of water, and then the prepared mixture. Mix so that the whole is thoroughly distributed.
3. Cook in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds until it starts to thicken and cook. You will have to remove the starch and leave to cool.
Good luck :)