~ Blog Award ~

I just got another award for my blog!!! Swapna of My World Of Stitching has given me the 'I love Your Blog' award. Thank you so much Swapna. I am passing it on to two wonderful bloggers - Leti and Pammie. You have to go check out their blogs.

An Award!

Leti of La Gloria Del Crochet has been so thoughtful of giving this award to me. Thank you so much Leti. If you are wondering whats written on the award, it says something like.... "This blog captivates me" (in Portuguese).

I would like pass it on to Punam of Dreamz Forever.

Starching Doilies

There are lots of ways to starch doilies. I normally use Revive Instant Starch Powder to starch my doilies. This is the way its done.

1. Take about 2 cups of water in a vessel. Add 1 tsp of starch powder and about 1/4 tsp of salt to it. Salt is added so that the colour of the threads doesn't spread. This is useful for doilies made with more than one-coloured thread.

2. Bring this to a boil. Allow it to cool completely.

3. Dip the completed doily in this starch water.

4. Squeeze out excess water from the doily WITHOUT twisting it.

5. Stretch the doily on a pillow and pin it according to desired shape, using pins having beaded heads.

6. Finally, after the doily dries, remove the pins and iron it.