Crafters Challenge August 5th-11th

Discussion in 'Crafters Challenges' started by Lana, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I can think of a great use for some of those snowflakes - next year's MHH CIJ Ornament Swap!
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  2. DahliaDoll

    DahliaDoll Well-Known Member

    GrammaDeb … Try starch.
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  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Last year I did the snowflakes and used a stiffening product.
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  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Back in the day I can remember my mum stiffening snowflakes with a strong sugar solution.
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  5. Rose94

    Rose94 Well-Known Member

    Use to be able to get a power laundry starch and make it a little thicker that the directions said too. That’s what I did when I use to crochet dollies. Haven’t seen it in the stores for a few years now but if you can get liquid starch use that. Just let them soak in it for a few minutes to be sure it soaked through them.

    I have heard of people using a sugar mixture but I would be afraid of it attaching bugs.
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  6. Rose94

    Rose94 Well-Known Member

    I have reach half way point on the shawl I am reknitting I hope.
  7. Fuchsia

    Fuchsia New Member

    Use equal parts of white glue and water mixed together. You can pin the snowflakes to any corrugated cardboard or styrofoam surface - cover it with plastic wrap first tho'! I've done the sugar water to stiffen but it starts to turn brown after several years
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  8. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the suggestions. I have used sugar-water for a beautiful doily that turned brown - I wasn't happy with that. I don't think I've used starch. I forgot about the stiffening solution - I've used it several times with good results - can't believe I forgot. If I can't find it I will try the glue. I appreciate your help.

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