Lace Shawl Blocking

by Eleanormeriwether

in 1800s

Ok, I know it has nothing to do with Sewing, but maybe Retro? I love love love to knit shawls, and I finally blocked all of mine out from last year (they had been worn until they no longer looked like shawls).

Anyway, I’m super excited, and I thought you’d like to see a pretty picture!

xoxo,
EleanorMeriwether

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I started sewing in 2005 when my husband borrowed his mother's sewing machine for me and told me that I could make corsets for myself (instead of paying $500 a pop for them.) It was the first thing I ever made. and the first thing I ever sold! The rest is history I'm a Fashion Designer/Antique Dealer just south of Atlanta!

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miss managed November 28, 2011 at 2:23 am

They look absolutely lovely. I knit too but not lace. Someday.

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Vicki November 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

They look beautiful. I love to knit too and I love to knit lace shawls. I know the work you have put in to make them AND block them. They are truly lovely, enjoy them!

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Eleanormeriwether November 28, 2011 at 11:48 am

Thank you :D Blocking is absolutely my least favorite thing to do. I think I’m going to have to invest in one of those fancy blocking kits so that it’s easier!

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Yaz November 29, 2011 at 6:58 am

Lovely shawls! But what does ‘blocking’ mean??

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Eleanormeriwether November 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Thank you! When you knit or crochet something it doesn’t come out looking like something you could wear, when you finish knitting you soak the shawl (or other goods) in a cold water back press them in a towel until they are most of the way dry, then you pin them out in the shape that they are supposed to be and let them airdry. That is how you get them so perfectly shaped :D

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Yaz November 30, 2011 at 11:06 am

Ahhh! Thank you!

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