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Starching Doilies With Sugar Water

I'm looking for a recipe for starching doilies with sugar water, to a very hard finish. It is a doily basket. I used to know this years ago and have forgotten it. Can someone help me? Thanks.

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December 22, 20100 found this helpful
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I have used elmers white glue to stiffen crocheted objects. Dilute the glue by half. 2on glue 1 on water. This drys clear and if object gets dirty can be washed, just restiffen. If stored will not attract bugs either.

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December 22, 20100 found this helpful
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Sugar Starch Recipe for doilies

This is the old-fashioned starch used for lacy doilies.

1/4 cup water

3/4 cup granulated sugar

Mix water and sugar in a small pan. Stir the mixture over low heat (do not boil) until clear and not sugary. Remove pan from heat, and let mixture cool.

Wet the collar and cuffs of a blouse or lace doily. Roll in a towel to remove excess moisture and dip it into the mixture. Squeeze out excess starch, then shape the collar and cuffs or doily. Allow to dry and iron on warm setting.

Doilies do not need to be ironed when you use this starch. Just smooth out and shape while wet on a clean flat surface.

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