How to starch napkin?
Needlewomen who are engaged in knitting often ask how to give shape and stiffness to a knitted product. It is worth noting that there are many options for shaping the product. To do this, use sugar, starch, gloss-starch, gelatin, PVA.
Consider how to starch the napkin with starch. To make the product form take corn, potato or rice starch, which is made from paste. The proportions depend on the desired degree of "resistance" of the product. So, to give a weak stiffness dissolve 1 tbsp. l starch in a small amount of water; medium and strong - 1.5 and 2, respectively. Kleister is prepared as follows: they put a saucepan with a liter of water on the fire. While it boils, starch is dissolved in a small amount of cold water and poured into boiling water with constant stirring. Boil the paste until the liquid begins to thicken and bubbles appear. A klester is considered to be welded correctly if it is of a uniform consistency, transparent and does not contain lumps.
In a cooled paste, a napkin, pre-washed and bleached, is dipped.As soon as the napkin absorbs the "kissel", it is squeezed and straightened on the surface, giving the desired shape. When the napkin becomes slightly damp, it is ironed with a warm iron through a piece of cotton fabric.
Also, many ladies who love needlework, are interested in how to starch a knitted napkin with glossy starch. There are two recipes. For the first take talc, borax and wheat or rice starch in the ratio 3: 1: 5. For the second recipe, rice starch, borax and boric acid are used in a ratio of 8: 10: 2. The prepared mixture is well stirred, put on a napkin with a piece of cloth, and then immediately ironed with a hot iron. The napkin takes on a brilliant look. If you are going to starch a white product, then the starch is dissolved in skimmed milk.
To prepare the sugar solution, take 3 tbsp. l sugar, poured 1/2 cup of boiling water and put on a small fire. Then, as soon as the mass warms up, with constant stirring, the starch dissolved in cold water is introduced into it. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the solution. The cooled paste is applied on a napkin. It is worth noting that such starched napkins are very sweet, and, therefore, will attract insects to themselves.
In a bowl mix a glass of glue and a glass of water.If the mixture turns out very thick, you can add more water. The solution is applied to the product and left to dry.
Also needlewomen are interested in how to starch a napkin using gelatin. In a bowl pour half a glass of water, pour a tablespoon of gelatin and leave to swell. Then the volume of water is brought to 250 ml. and set on fire until the gelatin is dissolved. As soon as the resulting solution cools, the product is placed in it, squeezed and shaped. This method is good starch baskets, hats, vases, because the result is held for a long time.
It should be noted that starch products are not subject to black thread. They are shaped using chemicals.