Last week I talked a little about blocking. Blocking is something relatively new to me. Well, it seems new but I guess I have been blocking for almost a year now! haha I love the way that a weird oddly shaped thing can turn into something beautiful with a few pins and some water! This project is September 23: Spiderweb Doily.
This is the original doily:
Now it's time to block it! I start by pinning down one point. You can see that I use straight pins without a plastic top. You don't want to have plastic that can burn under heat of an iron, when you block doilies. Then I pull the exact opposite point as far away as I can, and pin down. Then I will go to the points between the two blocked points and pin those down, stretching again. I keep doing this until all the points are equally stretched out. Then you spray with water and let dry. Since these are doilys, I usually just iron it and then spray starch on and iron again. This keeps them nice and stiff!
And the finished product:
So happy with is, as is my friend who bought it!