She was sitting on the floor, in front of a basin, starching some things.
The less essential are bluing, starching, and in some cases ironing.
Not for her the intricacies of starching and skillful ironing and fluting.
I mean not the starching and ironing; that takes a woman and a handy one.
On her first coming to town, a woman had been recommended to her for starching, and making up her fine linen.
This machine is also applicable to many of the operations of dyeing, bleaching, and starching textile fabrics.
I have found a woman to wash some of the things, but the men do all the starching and ironing.
Starching thread lace injures the texture, (causing the threads to break,) and gives it a hard, stiff appearance.
Proper drains under washing and starching machines, so that there are no wet floors.
Do you know, I believe that Tanta Sal would take to starching and ironing if she had a chance.