HOW TO STARCH ASO OKE
Concerning my last topic on how to maintain aso oke, read here Aso oke Tips : How to Maintain Aso oke and Auto Gele I received many messages asking about how to starch aso oke. The fact is that maintaining aso oke can be trickish. As you all know that it takes some time to make Aso-Oke fabric, it’s the same with starching it because of the silk fabric which enhances the colours and the material is very delicate. I did some research and I was able to discover modern methods on how to starch aso oke from a traditional weaver.
MODERN TECHNOLOGY OF HOW TO STARCH ASO OKE
The traditional weaver in Aso-oke fabric revealed many secrets of how to starch aso oke. The thing is that modern technology has made how to starch aso oke easier. The aso oke weaver who has been in business for years revealed that since people prefer to use what is vogue, the aso oke industry also follows what is in trend. He added that the increase in demand gave them other ideas on how to starch aso oke to meet up with the demands.
TIPS ON HOW TO STARCH ASO OKE
TOP BOND FOR HOW TO STARCH ASO OKE
Are you surprised? Yes, that top bond with blue cover is a good way for you to starch your aso oke. To starch aso oke for example, dissolve a spoonful of top bond in very little warm water to ensure that the bond fully dissolves.
PROCESS OF TOP BOND:
When fully dissolved, mix with little more water but make sure the water you add is just enough for your aso oke to fully absorb. When you are done with the mixing, dip your washed aso oke into the starch mixture. Just like normal starching, don’t squeeze the aso oke after bringing it out from the mixture. Just spread it on a green grass or a flat surface.
METHOD OF DRYING WITH TOP BOND
The method of drying will allow the starching to be spread to all sides of the aso oke. The dealer said it has been working for him for years in other to meet up with his customers.
HOW TO STARCH ASO OKE WITH THE NORMAL STARCH: Another method of starching aso oke is the old way of starching our shirts or traditional attires like ankara e.t.c. The weaver revealed that it is still working like the old ways. All you need to get is the liquid starch.
Put the liquid starch in a bowl of water. Dip your aso oke, make sure the mixture covers all the areas of the aso oke, bring out from the bowl and dry. Don’t sundry, just spread where there is ventilation.
Just as I stated in my last blog post:
1. Always Air Dry your Aso oke, too much of sun is not good because of the fabrics used in making it.
2. Do not iron your aso oke. If you want to iron, go for the local way of ironing aso oke.
3. Do not use a washing machine to wash your aso oke. It will shrink it.
4. Always fold your aso oke neatly whenever it is not in use.
You can also read more on maintaining aso oke here http://digest.bellafricana.com/choosing-and-maintaining-your-aso-oke/