How to starch a crocheted napkin at home
May 24, 2018
Each beginning needlewoman after she ties her first napkin, for sure thinks about how to give it a neat and neat appearance. So, to make the product happy eye, you need to starch it. How to starch a napkin connected by a crochet, you can learn a little lower, but to begin with it is worth remembering that before that it is necessary to determine the degree of necessary rigidity.
Treatment with starch
One of the most common types used in making "marafet" such products is the use of starch. So, it happens rice, corn and potato.
A starch solution can be prepared in several ways. Here is one of them:
- 1 tablespoon of starch is mixed with water, an approximate proportion of 1: 1.Next, add boiling water, while stirring well.
- We dilute starch in water and boil for 10 minutes.
The amount of starch that must be added to the water depends on how much stiffness is required. For hard starching, 2 tbsp.spoons, medium - 1.5, and for soft - 1.
We are all fond of rice starch or potato.
You can sugar the product. With this method, it is necessary to add about 3 tablespoons of hot water.a spoonful of sugar, mix well and pour starched cold water into such a boiling syrup. The proportion should be the same as with soft starching. Be sure to stir the liquid.
With the help of PVA
glue One of the popular methods of starching is the method using PVA glue. It's very simple. In a 1: 1 ratio, dilute the glue with water.
We dip the product there.
There is also a starch method with gelatin. Such a solution is also prepared quite simply.1st. A spoonful of gelatin is soaked in cold water. It is necessary to wait until the mass swells, in time it will take about 10 minutes. Next, you need to add water, so that the glass will turn out exactly, and set it on slow fire. Cook until the gelatin is completely dissolved. After that, we cool the resulting solution, and you can start processing.
No matter which solution you decide to use. It is worth remembering that before you dip the product into it, it needs to be washed. The residence time in the solution is approximately 2 minutes. After that, the napkin should be squeezed carefully and spread on a soft cloth. If the napkin is delicate, then with the help of a needle it is better to pierce the places of the pattern so as not to spoil it. To iron a napkin it is necessary after full drying and only through marlechku, from the middle moving to the edges. So the product does not turn yellow.
It is important to know that things do not starch, since they form white stains. They are only moist, ironed from the wrong side.
After you have learned how to starch the knitted napkin correctly, it's worth to try all the methods in practice. Each hostess herself chooses how it is more comfortable for her to create masterpieces for home comfort.