View Full Version : Blocking Silk Lace
06-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Any special tips or suggestions?
06-04-2009, 06:42 AM
I suppose it's not 100% silk?
I would wet block it. Wet blocking seems to be the best method for lace, since it allows you to open up the work.
Just my opinion.
06-04-2009, 06:49 AM
It is 100% silk...just wondering if it's okay to wet block? Don't want to damage the fiber. How much elasticity does it have?
06-04-2009, 10:55 AM
I'll suggest looking up the yarn, or other 100% silk yarn, at Ravelry and seeing what anybody has commented about it. I expect you already thought of that....
06-04-2009, 11:20 AM
Silk doesn't behave like wool, it doesn't stretch much and it doesn't remember the shape given by blocking.
Like cotton, it expands over time.
I was told the best way to block it was to pin it out in the shape I wanted it and then spray water on it to get it completely wet. After it dried, it was blocked.