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« on: June 20, 2007 06:15:28 AM »

I got the new crochet today and made the filigree bowl. It says you can use fabric stiffener or 2 cups sugar to 1 cup water and soak it then let it air dry for about 3 days. I thought the sugar was a good idea, no chemicals and everything, but now that I have done it I am not sure. It isn't dry yet, so I am probably jumping the gun, but it seems to me it is always going to be sticky and attract bugs possibly. Has anyone ever tried using sugar as a stiffener? How did it work for you? Did I make a mistake by doing his to my bowl? I am starting to think I should wash it out before it sets.

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007 06:23:57 AM »

Wait until it sets to see what you think of it and if you dont like it, wash it out. It is only sugar and water, after all, and sugar dissolves. Itll be perfectly washable after it sets.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007 06:39:13 AM »

Wait until it sets to see what you think of it and if you dont like it, wash it out. It is only sugar and water, after all, and sugar dissolves. Itll be perfectly washable after it sets.

ditto.

sugar and water have been used FOREVER for stiffening crochet.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007 07:43:47 AM »

sugar and water have been used FOREVER for stiffening crochet.

Well that is good to know because I have never heard of it until now. It just seems so sticky I don't see how it will ever dry normal. I will keep everyone posted. It said to wait 3 days. It's only been one, so time will tell I guess.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007 10:51:58 AM »

If you don't like the sugar solution, then you can dilute some white glue and use that instead.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007 09:54:14 AM »

we used to use sugar and water for "glue" on our gingerbread men and houses. The stuff is really strong! It's sticky for a while but once it sets its great!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2007 11:55:54 AM »

It's true that sugar & water have been used forever, but it can become moldy over time and attract bugs.  For a more permanent finish why don't you use fabric stiffener?  Your local craft shop can recommend a brand suitable for your project.  The sugar/water mixture can be washed out.  The stiffener is permanent.
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