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I've looked online and discovered you can either cook up a batch of starch/water or sugar/water.
It's mom's hand crocheted doily and I would like to put it to use but I never saw how she starched it.

Have you ever done this? Is one method better than the other. If so, how did you do it?
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You can use all ready starch (store bought). Mom had these white , trimmed in green, doilies and she made the stove starch. How I hated those things.!!! lol Now I wish I had a set. It was part my job when she re-starched them to go out and 'pull' the point up every 10-15 minutes until they were dry. They were beautiful. She would get a sweet potato going and set in the middle of one. All those green leaves. Memories.

But yes, I would use the boiled starch. Sugar/water draws ants, but works as good as boiled starch treatment.

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