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Laundry Starch and Laundry Blue by cqualmann
May 20, 2009, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Laundry Instructions and tips | Tags: , ,

I’ve just found that my local hardware store still stocks laundry starch and laundry blue!

The starch packet includes instructions on the back:

Mix the starch into a paste by adding one rounded tablespoon of powder to 2 tablespoons of cold water. Add a litre of hot water whilst stirring vigorously. Continue to stir until the mixture is uniform. Dilute with cold water according to the stiffness required.

Collars, aprons and table linen: 1 litre

Bed Linen, Shirts, cotton dresses: 1.5 to 2 litres.

Immerse the clean, damp articles in the diluted mixture, then spin or wring.

Iron while damp using a hot iron with heavy pressure.

WHEN STARCHING LINENS: Add a tablespoon of Borax to the Starch solution to improve the gloss and prevent the iron from sticking.


The Blue instructions are in Arabic (I think) but the diagrams are pretty clear – and link into the instructions that I found in the Women’s Library.

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