Thursday, May 20, 2010
blocking with knitting needles
Now this is a technique that I heard mentioned a couple of months back, and finally decided to give it a try for myself.
Blocking with knitting needles.
Obviously it only works for small projects.
I've used 2.75mm needles, which are 35cm long. It would have been even better if my needles were actually straight, but these ones are a weeny bit bent.
They're a perfect size for blocking a 30cm/12 inch suare.
Just weave needles along all four edges. Make sure that your piece is sitting flat, and then give a light water spray all over. Lightly press if desired (although you do need to be VERY careful with some fibres).
Leave the piece to dry or cool down, before removing needles.
How easy is that???
And it saves messing around with all those pins like I usually would.
Have you tried needle blocking yet?