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Old 10-06-2009, 10:32
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Default Flowers from HL-Starch?

Should I be starching my gerber daisys from HL? I am just now beginning to make these and was planning on setting a few out this weekend to see how they sell at a huge annual flea market our area has. But I have not starched them yet and was unsure if I should be or not.

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:34
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Default Re: Flowers from HL-Starch?

Personally, I don't like floppy flowers. If they aren't stiff enough, I would starch them. Maybe try starching one first and see what you think after that. : ) Good luck at your flea market!!! Hope you sell LOTS!

ETA: If the flowers (usually daisies) I buy aren't stiff enough, I separate them out as usual, then spray them with hairspray or starch and blowdry them (or you can bake them). This has worked really well for me. I learned my lesson after one of the first daisies I made. it was semi-stiff, so I thought it would be ok, but after my dd has worn it for about 8 months now, it's floppy. I may still spray it and blowdry it even though it's already all assembled. I think it'll still work ok

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:34
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Default Re: Flowers from HL-Starch?

I don't starch mine, but I'd be interested to know if other do.... I've never even thought about it before now.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:24
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Default Re: Flowers from HL-Starch?

I starch the heck out of my flowers. Never thought about using the hairdryer to apply some heat to it while it sets....think I might start doing that!
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