Many moons ago, someone sent me a beautiful tatted cross. Evidently, they used a very stiff starch on it that mad the cross like a board. I washed it the other day, and to my dismay, the starch caused the beautiful cross to turn colors in places, and ruined the threads. In all the years that I have been tatting, I’ve never starched any of my tatting, except for Christmas ornaments that were tatted in white. I do not know how, to get the starch out. I soaked it for 3 days and it still dried like a board.