Friday, April 15, 2011
A Blocking Nightmare..
I made a popcorn doily out of Popcorn Stitch Doilies by Josie Rabier (American School of Needlework 2001). I wasn't liking the way it was working but I kept on working that thread hoping the doily would eventually start lying flat. By the end I wanted to just put it aside, probably would never finish it if I did. I muddled through and finished it about 1:00 am, and promptly threw it on top of the other doiies to be blocked. I took a look at it this morning..thought you might want pics of the blocking nightmare. I just hope you can see the mess I was working with. I pull out my blocking boards (made out of the sheets of stuff they insulate houses with,covered with contact paper..for those of you who asked what I blocked on). I soaked this doily and went to work..an hour later..TA DAH!!! To get to this result..I pulled out my largest mixing bowl and found what I hoped was a good place to start and began to make a round doily I couldn't make it round without the bowl. The doily became every shape except round. What a mess..Anyway I think I got it..check the pics out..oh and I think this doily will be really stiffly starched..there should be a blocking warning on this one..