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Old 11-03-2009, 05:52
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The problem is that I can't find Sta-flo anywhere here....I had a hard enough time finding stiffen stuff....
I get mine at Wal-mart in the laundry aisle. They have it at grocery stores too.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:41
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I'm not in the states...all they have here is no-name starch that doesn't really work too well, that's what I used at first because it was all I could find....I've checked grocery stores, walmart, zellers, fabric stores....only thing I have found is the cheapo stuff and stiffen stuff....
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I'm not in the states...all they have here is no-name starch that doesn't really work too well, that's what I used at first because it was all I could find....I've checked grocery stores, walmart, zellers, fabric stores....only thing I have found is the cheapo stuff and stiffen stuff....
Hmmmmmm can you smuggle some across the border
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Hmmmmmm can you smuggle some across the border
hahahaha yeah If I had a passport to get across the border to the states in the first place!!!! hahaha I'm going to try baking then starching and see if that works....
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I've always just sprayed with Stiffy and let air dry. Does baking it make any difference?
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I'm not in the states...all they have here is no-name starch that doesn't really work too well, that's what I used at first because it was all I could find....I've checked grocery stores, walmart, zellers, fabric stores....only thing I have found is the cheapo stuff and stiffen stuff....
all it is is liquid starch - maybe there is another brand in your area?
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:08
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I don't know how well this would work, but I did a Google search for "spray starch in Canada" and found a recipe for homemade starch: http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com/field_...-starch-r.html. Maybe you can make a little bit and test it on a piece of ribbon and see how it does and if it leaves any residue.

One of the comments on the site says, "Thanks for the starch recipe. It means a lot to us Canucks after learning from Sharon Schamber that Canada is where the US sends all it's bad spray starch! I mean it was nice of her to let us in on it, but we were given no recourse of action...you've given us northern piecers HOPE. Thanks."

Too funny! If it's possible to mail you some, I'd definitely mail you "the good stuff." We can't hoard all the good starch from you guys.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:37
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I don't know how well this would work, but I did a Google search for "spray starch in Canada" and found a recipe for homemade starch: http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com/field_...-starch-r.html. Maybe you can make a little bit and test it on a piece of ribbon and see how it does and if it leaves any residue.

One of the comments on the site says, "Thanks for the starch recipe. It means a lot to us Canucks after learning from Sharon Schamber that Canada is where the US sends all it's bad spray starch! I mean it was nice of her to let us in on it, but we were given no recourse of action...you've given us northern piecers HOPE. Thanks."

Too funny! If it's possible to mail you some, I'd definitely mail you "the good stuff." We can't hoard all the good starch from you guys.
Thanks for that...But.....My only concern is this line
"If you decided to make your own starch, only make what you can use in a day or 2. It does go rancid. I seem to use a little more than a cup in an average cutting session."
I'm thinking I don't want rancid bows! hahaha I'm guessing this works for her because she washes everything afterwards....or maybe after it dries it won't go rancid??? Not sure....I'll have to keep looking, maybe check one of the bigger town around me...For now I will stick with the $11 a bottle stiffen stuff! I better at least use that up!
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I make the bows, bake, starch and then assemble. I have to turn my oven down to 190, I put an oven thermometer in my oven and it gets 10 degees hotter than the oven says it is. Maybe you should check your oven temp.
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