How to Make Super Sticky Starch for Crafting

So you love spotless, clean shirts?

Sure, there’s something to be said for starch for laundry, but there’s also something to be said for harsh starch when crafting, specifically knitting and crocheting

So here is How to Make Super Heavy Starch for DIY Crafts at Home

How to make super heavy starch for crafts

This super heavy homemade starch is one I use specifically when crafting with yarn or crochet thread

I wouldn’t use this on my clothes (but you might if you dilute it significantly)

In my quest to find the perfect way to SUPER-starch my newest crochet pattern (that’s a secret until later today! ), I decided that store-bought spray starch just wasn’t enough

It wasn’t stiff enough, I didn’t like the way it left white streaks when used on dark fabrics, and I wanted to be able to control the amount of stiffness from said starch

This heavy starch uses just two household ingredients: water and cornstarch

Tip: The more starch you use relative to water, the stiffer the finished product will be

Tip #2: Stirring together BEFORE boiling keeps it less lumpy


Super Heavy Starch Instructions:

1 Mix 1 cup of cold water with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch until lumps disappear

(boiling helps remove scale or white spots when starch dries)

4 Mix approximately 1/2 cup of cold water

(The less water added now, the stronger the starch will be)

5 Soak the yarn/crochet thread/fabric in the liquid

If you are starching a craft item that you want SUPER stiff, you may want to repeat this process with little to no water added at the end

Simply allow the boiled mixture to cool to lukewarm and place over the project, covering all surfaces of the yarn/fibers

This super heavy starch recipe pairs perfectly with my newest crochet pattern (which I’ll be releasing later today on the Heart Hook Home Facebook page)!

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