grandmother used to crochet those beautiful lacey doilies with ruffles that stood up perfectly. Here is a recipe
to make a sugar starch to stiffen crocheted items like grandma used to make.
Sugar Starch for Crocheted Doilies
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup water
- Mix together in a saucepan.
- Boil until it bubbles.
- Remove from heat.
- When cool enough to touch, dip doily in mixture, wet thoroughly,
and gently wring out.
- Place doily on a bath towel, fold towel
over top of doily, and add pressure to help remove excess liquid.
- Shape doily while still wet. No need for ironing.