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Ecru Tinted Starch Powder for Victorian and Edwardian Laundry Use

Ecru Tinted Starch Powder for Victorian and Edwardian Laundry Use

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  • Materials: alum, coffee, starches
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Ecru Tinted Starch Powder
For use on: Ecru, Blond, Beige, or Cream colors and black or dark brown fabrics
Original Victorian Recipe
1 1/2 oz

If you are looking for the perfect starch for medium or dark black/brown fabrics and to rejuvenate blonde or beige fabrics, this is just what you need! This is an amazing tinted starch using the original Victorian additive of coffee to give it a popular tint.

Ecru starch is meant for clothes or laces that didn't need a perfectly clear starch mixture. Victorians were the first to really make starch into a branded product. You could now buy it neatly packaged, mixed, and powdered instead of in lumps which was not just convenient; it suggested a "modern", well-prepared formula." that took some of the guess work out of this necessary historical process.

Colored or tinted starches were not new to the Victorians, a "yellow starch" "red or green starch" was seen in the 17th century for ruffs, cuffs, and the like. Tinted starch fell out of fashion for a while and then came back in Victorian times. Packeted écru and buff sold well for use on blonde lace and beige/cream colors, and sometimes darker colors depending on how much tint was used or how much regular starch was mixed with the tinted starch. Starches were mixed to preference so things like Tinted Curtains were mixed heavier than those of hankies or a petticoat.

For use on: Ecru, Blond, Beige, or cream colors, Cottons, Linens, and Laces

Directions:
For using the whole amount in the tin- empty packet into a bowl and slowly mix a few tablespoons of cold water until paste consistency. Slowly add 1 qt boiling water to your starch mixture. Boil 15 minutes. Let cool and dilute as needed with warm water.

Ingredients: Wheat and Potato Starches, coffee

See starching and Ecru Napkins are Timeless!!!
"For formal and elegant occasions, crisp, starched, white damask linen is the most popular choice, but off-white or ecru linen runs a close second. When choosing linen, however, remember that it's a high-maintenance fabric, and you'll need extra time to starch and iron your napkins for best results." 2006 Victoria: the New Napkin Folding: Fresh Ideas for a Well-Dressed Table

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laDsNqOujUs&t=3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpDiz7eome0
Ecru Tinted Starch Powder
For use on: Ecru, Blond, Beige, or Cream colors and black or dark brown fabrics
Original Victorian Recipe
1 1/2 oz

If you are looking for the perfect starch for medium or dark black/brown fabrics and to rejuvenate blonde or beige fabrics, this is just what you need! This is an amazing tinted starch using the original Victorian additive of coffee to give it a popular tint.

Ecru starch is meant for clothes or laces that didn't need a perfectly clear starch mixture. Victorians were the first to really make starch into a branded product. You could now buy it neatly packaged, mixed, and powdered instead of in lumps which was not just convenient; it suggested a "modern", well-prepared formula." that took some of the guess work out of this necessary historical process.

Colored or tinted starches were not new to the Victorians, a "yellow starch" "red or green starch" was seen in the 17th century for ruffs, cuffs, and the like. Tinted starch fell out of fashion for a while and then came back in Victorian times. Packeted écru and buff sold well for use on blonde lace and beige/cream colors, and sometimes darker colors depending on how much tint was used or how much regular starch was mixed with the tinted starch. Starches were mixed to preference so things like Tinted Curtains were mixed heavier than those of hankies or a petticoat.

For use on: Ecru, Blond, Beige, or cream colors, Cottons, Linens, and Laces

Directions:
For using the whole amount in the tin- empty packet into a bowl and slowly mix a few tablespoons of cold water until paste consistency. Slowly add 1 qt boiling water to your starch mixture. Boil 15 minutes. Let cool and dilute as needed with warm water.

Ingredients: Wheat and Potato Starches, coffee

See starching and Ecru Napkins are Timeless!!!
"For formal and elegant occasions, crisp, starched, white damask linen is the most popular choice, but off-white or ecru linen runs a close second. When choosing linen, however, remember that it's a high-maintenance fabric, and you'll need extra time to starch and iron your napkins for best results." 2006 Victoria: the New Napkin Folding: Fresh Ideas for a Well-Dressed Table

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laDsNqOujUs&t=3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpDiz7eome0

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