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Snowflake before pinning. If your pieces are not as stiff as you want or need them to be, go ahead and re-dip them.
Or is it a hat that you are struggling with… I know what you mean! My snowflakes took an average of 60 pins each. Like this post? Lift the item with the spoon or spatula and let the excess solution run off.
Join me on my Facebook Page. Fishing line is transparent so it is less likely to be visible too. Remember whatever shape you pin your item into is what it will look like when it is dry — so make sure everything is exactly where you want it!!
Just sort of weaving it in so that the brim gets stiff. Keep in mind that the thicker the crochet thread, the larger your snowflakes will be. Use thread instead of yarn to stiffen crochet projects! Yummy, sweet, white sugar.
There are several different techniques and products available to stiffen your crochet work. Update January 2018: Lay out the item on paper towels, straighten and blot gently.
It works best if you go from top to bottom and side to side to ensure straight even lines. I have used this type of stiff thread to make handles on bags too. I am sharing 10 ways to get your crochet to hold shape and how to stiffen crochet hat brims and lace objects.
Use a smaller size needle.
They both work well for stiffening snowflakes. By the way, if your snowflakes get smashed or misshapen at any time, you can fix them quite easily.