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When I first met my husband, Bruce, his Grandmother Nina gave me a pink and white round crocheted doily.  While the four inch fabric in the center was flat with no wrinkles, the four inch ruffled edge did not lie flat on the table, but rather ran in deep rippled waves around that center.  I had never seen such a doily, and Grandmother Nina explained that she'd used old-fashioned sugar starch! 

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     Jane Marie

 

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Sugar Starch

 

 

You'll need:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Several freshly washed doilies
  • Aluminum foil to protect the surface of your iron board
  • Iron (optional)

Mix the sugar and water together in a pan and heat on low on the stove, stirring often until the sugar is no longer grainy and the mixture is smooth.

Do not boil.  Let the mixture cool.

If doilies are dry, wet them, and wring out excess water.  If you can't get to them right away, store the damp doilies rolled in a towel in the refrigerator, like my mother used to do!  They must be damp. 

One at a time, place a doily in the sugar mixture to thoroughly saturate.

Remove and squeeze out excess mixture. 

Flatten the doily on the ironing board covered with foil. 

Remove all wrinkles, shaping it to perfection.  

Let dry. 

Iron at a low setting if necessary.   

 

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