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  1. Question and Answer
    I am planing on experimenting with the creation of homemade shampoos and body wash. One common ingredient i keep finding is Xanthan Gum. Its a thickener that is non gluten based, while corn starch, i would imagine, is. Can i use Corn starch instead of Xanthan Gum? I'm thinking it would mold or...
  2. Make It Yourself
    I seem to go through those cans so quickly and can never remember to buy more. Does anyone make their own with good results? What do you use?
  3. Needle Arts
    so i'm making this cute little crocheted box (like a trinket box). i'm wondering, would using spray starch give it a "stiffness" that i'm looking for? i'm using a small needle and the stitches are somewhat tight (no so much so it's hard to crochet), and it keeps its shape well as it is. i...
  4. Quilting
    ...before piecing?
  5. Laundry
    Cornstarch. For homemade laundry starch, dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 1 pint cold water. Place in a spray bottle. Shake before using. Clearly label the contents of the spray bottle.
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