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Calendria
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Date: 5/14/12 4:52 AM

okay, I made my own starch. I put in 3 T corn starch with some purified water and essential lavender oil in a 16 oz spray bottle. I sprayed my rayon challis and got residue.

then I added a press cloth - and still had issues.

what am I doing wrong?

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Date: 5/14/12 7:20 AM

Did you cook the starch? On the stovetop?

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Date: 5/14/12 9:21 AM

I've only ever made starch that I cooked, from Argo Laundry starch. I'd be very leery of ever adding anything labeled "oil" in the mix. I'd be afraid it would stain the fabric. I've mixed up starch stiff enough to mold fabric and had good results, with it always coming out just fine in the laundry.

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Date: 5/14/12 3:12 PM

no I didn't know I had to. how do I do that?

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Date: 5/14/12 5:58 PM

STARCH RECIPE!
Whisk 1/2 Tablespoon of corn starch into 1 Tablespoon of cold water. Place in small pot with 1/4 cup cold water; turn on the heat; cook and whisk until starch is dissolved: it won't take long: it will start to look translucent -- not as clear as water but kind of clear-ish. Cool. Stir in another 1/4 cup water.

It'll keep for a few days. Then just mix up some fresh.

STARCH SHAKER!
Take clean plastic peanut butter jar. With a hot push pin, make some holes in the top.

HOW TO IRON WITH STARCH
Shake some liquid starch onto the fabric. Now, you can't just start ironing: the starch will stick to the iron. What you do is this: keeping the weight of the iron in your hand, make some fast, sharp jabs at the fabric to seal the starch. Once the starch is sealed, you can iron over it smoothly. Takes a little practice but I think you'll see what I mean.

Homemade starch is great! Nice crisp, smooth collars and cuffs. Try it and write back if you're having a problem.

j.

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Date: 5/14/12 10:38 PM

thanx bunches. it helps a bunch. makes a lot of sense now lol

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Date: 5/15/12 7:37 AM

The only starch I use is the liquid variety, mixed with water. No residue, no having to do anything else but iron. It's mixed in a spray bottle. I find the liquid starch at the grocery store. It's a 1 to 10 ratio on the bottle; one tablespoon starch to 10 tablespoons water, but I use a 1 to 5 ratio. Never had a problem!

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