When making a mobile or hanging snowflakes and other tatted
ornaments on the Christmas tree you want them to be nice and stiff.
Here are several methods collected from TatChat, E-Tatters and
Use spray starch - quick and easy, but result is not all that
Make up a small amount of double strength Robin starch in a
pudding bowl - if your bowls are not all occupied by Xmas puddings!
You can cover it and keep in the fridge for a week or 2 to use for
all your snowflakes as you make them. You can also use ordinary
cornflour (cornstarch) - recipe somebody, please? This works well
with beaded tatting as it does not stick to the beads.
Paint snowflakes with PVA glue. Dilute the glue half and half
with water. If it is too thick it will fill up picots. Maybe
sprinkle on some glitter before it dries.
Paint with clear nail varnish, or use some with girly glitter
in it. I used some a year ago and the snowflake has not
Use sugar solution. Dissolve 2 cups sugar in 1 cup boiling
water and leave to cool.