Sunday, February 12, 2012
Blocking Your Finished Item
Lately I've been making lots & lots of flowers. While I want to try this pattern in wool & felt it, I first made it in a wool blend -- just because I like the colors. I'm glad I did. It's pretty, but it's a mess.It is crying out to be blocked.
|Pattern is #3 on this page.|
To block an item, you need pins & a piece of styrofoam:
Make sure your item is wet. I washed mine & rolled it up in a clean towel to get out most of the moisture. Then pin the item to the styrofoam making sure to pull it into the shape you want.
Use lots of pins & make sure the item is exactly how you want it. For this flower, I pinned each petal down so it came to a point. Now walk away & let it dry.
A couple days later, and I have this:
Lovely! And ready to be sewn onto....something. I don't know what yet. Maybe a pillow or maybe I'll use it as a highlight on a round purse. I have no idea. I just wanted to make it.
I think I'll go make another.