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Old 08-31-2010, 10:25
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I just ordered some sheer ribbon from rabom and wondered if you could stiffen it? TIA
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Default Re: can you starch organza bows???????????

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Default Re: can you starch organza bows???????????

If I remember correctly (it's been a while since I made an organza bow), the starch leaves marks (crusty spots). Try just baking them on low heat (200-225ish) for 25 minutes. HTH.
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If I remember correctly (it's been a while since I made an organza bow), the starch leaves marks (crusty spots). Try just baking them on low heat (200-225ish) for 25 minutes. HTH.
thanks-I assume sheer is considered the same-I can never keep the sheer ribbon from going flat (I buy from rabom)- I guess I will try baking to see if it holds up better
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I've starched mine and I never had a problem with spots. You might try one and see if it works for you. I have never done a black or dark color like that. I've done lavender, hot pink, pink, orange, eggplant, and never had issues.
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I've starched mine and I never had a problem with spots. You might try one and see if it works for you. I have never done a black or dark color like that. I've done lavender, hot pink, pink, orange, eggplant, and never had issues.
Well, see, here you go (although, if I recall correctly, it was the dark colors I had a problem with). I use 1/2 sta-flo, 1/2 water (not sure if it makes a difference). It sounds like your best bet is to test spot a piece of ribbon and go from there. Good luck
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