Added Aug 11, 2011
When it's all stitched and you've secured the thread ends (stitch them in by hand if necessary) dunk the whole thing in a bowl of luke-warm water (not hot). Swish it about and gently rub with your fingers to remove the film, which will feel slimy. Change the water, leave it to soak for a while - you can control how much of the soluble film washes away. The longer you soak the lace, the more you remove and the softer the final piece will be. Less time, and it'll be more starched in effect. Lay out on a clean towel to dry. What would you like to do with it? You could insert it into clothing, or make the lace to fit a pattern piece such as a sleeve instead of fabric.
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