PEAL Starch works well on crocheted doilies. Depending on your desired stiffness the more water you add to the starch solution, the less stiff your piece will be.
|Things You’ll Need
1 Cup of Peal Starch
I. Get a large bowl that is fairly wide at the bottom. You will need this bowl to prepare the starch paste mixture.
II. Pour 1 cup of PEAL Starch into a bowl, add 3 cups of water and mix these two ingredients together. Stir until the starch mixture consistency is slightly thick. This will be your stock solution.
III. Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes.
Dilute with water unless you want it really stiff. Dip your piece into the starch, let it sit in the starch for a few seconds, then squeeze out excess (do not twist). Lay it flat on a hard surface, pin into shape with rust proof pins. You may also dip your piece into starch, roll it up in a towel (like a jelly roll) until it’s almost dry. Then using a warm iron (not hot) and covered with a white piece of material (in case the color bleeds), press until dry.