You will need
- potato or corn starch.
Buy potato or corn starch. Usually it is sold in the grocery Department of any grocery store.
Determine the quantity of starch that will be required for the processing of decorative bows. Light fabric (muslin, chiffon, lace, muslin, etc.) cromalite gently, adding a quarter-teaspoon per gallon of water. Dense materials (silk, satin) require more stringent treatment. Add 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of starch per liter of water.
Measure the desired amount of starch and dissolve in a small volume of cold water. A little more water boil and pour it received a lot of starch with constant stirring to avoid lumps and clumps. Boil for 5 minutes. Should be transparent and adhesive substance (glue). Lumps and impurities, which, when nekrahmalistye bow can ruin its appearance, filter through cheesecloth.
Add in the paste as much cold water as is required to obtain the desired concentration of starch. Stir thoroughly. Wash and rinse the bow or ribbon from which to tie a bow. Immerse in the starch solution for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally so that the cloth was soaked evenly. Remove from the solution, gently squeeze without twisting, thoroughly smooth and dry.
Dried starched bow lightly spray with water and give a little lie down for a uniform distribution of moisture. Iron is not too hot iron. When using the iron with the steam function of additional spraying with water is not required.
If the preparation of the starch paste seems too time consuming, buy for the treatment of decorative bows liquid podrihtovali or starch spray. They contain additives that will give the bows not only rigidity and shape, but also Shine.
Liquid starch needs no boiling. Dissolve it in water in accordance with the instructions on the package, soak the bow in the solution for 5-10 minutes, let dry and iron.
Starch spray spray on the cloth from a distance of 20-25 cm directly in the process of Ironing. The stiffness of the fabric will depend on the intensity of spraying.