But it just might be possible to produce a glazed finish at will.
Well, only that in the dark days of food shortages my mother was relieved to find two sacks of rice in the back of her store cupboard. It made a lot of puddings (I doubt if she could buy the ingredients for curry) but it was originally intended for reglazing her chintz curtains. Now there's a thought..
Yes, indeed Rose C'est La Vie, now there is a thought.
A thought now heightened by the fact many of the fabric houses are discontinuing some of their best chintzes. While it is relatively easy to have fabric printed in small runs (20-50 meters) it is impossible to have it glaze finished. Unless of course one is prepared to order 250 meter runs, and foot the cost of screens and strikes. One day, but not just yet.
In the meanwhile Belgian rice starch, superior to other types, seemingly gives the highest quality finish on natural fibers.
The degree of sheen is entirely dependent on the concentration of starch and the pressing of the cloth.
Now playing: Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands