How to Starch a Napkin
Craftsmen who are engaged in openwork knitting,often wonder how to starch the napkin. Such napkins will be irreplaceable in the solemn and beautiful decoration of the festive table. There are several tips for shaping the product. You can use for this not only traditional starch, but also gloss-starch, PVA, sugar, gelatin.
A napkin, pre-washed andbleached, dipped in a cooled paste. The product impregnated with the paste is squeezed and spread on a flat surface, giving it the desired shape. Slightly damp napkin is ironed with a not very hot iron through a piece of cotton fabric.
Impregnated with sugar syrup cloth verysweet, so they can attract the attention of insects. To prepare the solution take 3-4 tablespoons. sugar, pour 0.5 cups of boiling water and put on a slow fire. When the liquid is heated, with constant stirring, the starch dissolved in cool water beforehand is added to it. Then the mass is cooked until small bubbles appear. The cooled paste is applied to the prepared napkin.
If you want not only to festively decorate the table, but also protect it from high temperatures, use napkins under hot.
Create, realize your abilities. But remember that there are types of napkins that can not be starched. So, products from black threads are hardened with the help of chemical preparations. Now your efforts will not be wasted. After all, you probably know how to starch a napkin.