March 22, 2012
Someone recently asked me if lace shawls ever needed to be re-blocked. The answer? A most emphatic yes.
Re-blocking shawls is a pleasant spring-cleaning ritual right up there with vacuuming the blinds and airing your comforter. Some shawls keep their shape much better than others, but all deserve to have their fibers cleaned and tidied up at least once a year.
This week I revisit blocking with a tutorial and a look at lace blocking wires, including some new, super-fine ultra-flexible ones. My only worry: Are they too flexible for the job?
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On the Cover
Blocking Evelyn Clark's Prairie Rose shawl in The Buffalo Wool Co. lace
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