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Cristy 02-23-2007 11:55 PM

blocking question...
 
Are there particular fibers that you shouldn't block or that are pointless to block??

suzeeq 02-24-2007 01:03 AM

Acrylic doesn't block. However, a wash and dry evens out the stitches; you could also just wash and lay out to dry, putting it into the shape/size you want.

sue

Cristy 02-24-2007 08:37 PM

thanks--I had cotton in mind...I have a couple of stitches that are somewhat stretched from where I went back and fixed a mistake--I was wondering if blocking would help to correct this a little...

suzeeq 02-24-2007 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cristy
thanks--I had cotton in mind...I have a couple of stitches that are somewhat stretched from where I went back and fixed a mistake--I was wondering if blocking would help to correct this a little...

I think cotton blocks, but here also a wash and dry will even out the stitches a lot.

sue

Cristy 02-24-2007 10:56 PM

cool--thanks! :)

redwitch 02-25-2007 07:32 AM

If they're a bit loose, you could pull on the stitches to each side and take up almost all the slack, then the next ones, along, etc. This might even them up a bit more before the washing. But don't get carried away if you do try it...

Sarah

puppyluv 02-26-2007 05:27 PM

I would caution you that cotton can shrink, a LOT...
A simple "wash and dry" can ruin a project, depending on what it is we are talking about.
If it is a garment, and you want to wash it, perhaps handwashing would be a better idea. Then you could gently blot with a towel to get rid of excess water, and block it to dry on some towels.
If it is a washcloth we are talking about, throw it in the washer AND dryer, that's what I do with mine...

suzeeq 02-27-2007 01:13 AM

I made a summer top out of Sugar and Cream and throw it in the washer and dryer. Comes out softer every time, no shrinkage.

sue


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