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Old 09-21-2009, 12:29
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Default Starching korkers... how?

Ultra newbie here... *blush*

Lots of ladies have mentioned that they starch their korker ribbons.

1. What product(s) do you use?

2. How do you do it? And if you re-starch finished bows later... how?


I'd be very grateful for any information. I am totally clueless here.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:06
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Default Re: Starching korkers... how?

I starch my korkers after I make them. I use a combo of 50% sta-flo (can find at Walmart) and 50% distilled water - mix in a spray bottle and go to town! I also starch my bows (after the separate pieces are assembled - i.e. bow, loops, etc.) with this concoction. Works great!
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:13
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I starch Korkers after they are made. I spray them with Faultless and then re-bake on 200 for like 5-10 mins.
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I personally sta-flo mine lightly before I bake them, and then once again after the whole bow is put together! I actually microwave my finished bows, same results, shorter process.
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Default Re: Starching korkers... how?

I use Faultless. I starch and bake my ribbon to kork it, then I sew the korker, and then I starch it again once it is done. Since I bake the ribbon to kork it, I normally just let it sit out to air dry when I starch it the second time after the korker is sewn. Have fun! I love doing korkers!!!
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Default Re: Starching korkers... how?

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I personally sta-flo mine lightly before I bake them, and then once again after the whole bow is put together! I actually microwave my finished bows, same results, shorter process.
How awesome, I had no idea you could microwave them! How long do you do it?
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Default Re: Starching korkers... how?

This is great! Thank you all sooo much.

Microwave? Really?
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Default Re: Starching korkers... how?

I put them in for about a min to start with, if its not dry then put it back in for 30 seconds at a time. Never had a problem with them.


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Default Re: Starching korkers... how?

Wow, I'm glad that I read this!!! I was going to post asking the same thing when I saw this one!
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Default Re: Starching korkers... how?

Great (un-starched) minds think alike...
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