Can Acrylic Yarn Be Starched?
Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:28 AM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 09:17 AM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:56 AM
I've had success ironing acrylic knitwear using a hot iron over brown paper on top of the piece -- it's a tip I read many years ago in a UK machine knitting magazine. I suspect in the US "brown paper" is probably called something different and more sensible but it's just the plain, brown stuff you use to wrap up parcels for the mail.
I wouldn't want to iron it cause of the heat. You could try to make a small swatch and spray it and let it dry and see while you are still working on the project.
I wouldn't want to be responsible for ruining anyone's masterpiece, so if you try it please do a test swatch first! I'd be interested though to hear if anyone does try it and whether it works for you.
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 01:18 PM
I wasn't planning on ironing it, just stiffening it with liquid starch.
I will let you know!
Posted 13 May 2007 - 01:23 PM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 06:29 PM
In my case I just kept "painting" over the fabric until it was a stiff as I needed it.
It was a small bookmark, but it did seem to work. It was still flexible but definitely held its shape.
Posted 13 May 2007 - 06:52 PM