Wednesday 21 July 2010

Block party

close up detail of pattern in laminara shawl
I've been on something of a blocking (or rather re-blocking) spree since I got the interlocking tiles. Should have done this years ago.

print o' the wave shawl pinned out on blocking matI've been meaning to re-block both the laminara and the print o' the wave for a while now. I'm not sure if I just didn't block them very well first time around- long enough? wet enough? tight enough? - or if it's something to do with the composition of the yarns.

close up of print o' the wave shawl
The laminara is in JaggerSpun's zephyr wool silk, which is 50/50 merino and tussah silk, and the print o' the wave is in a Fibreworks yarn which is a mix of merino and possum (which they don't seem to make any more).

laminara shawl pinned out on blocking matThis time, I've been pretty aggressive - especially with the laminara; soaked them, and left each of them pinned out overnight to be sure they've dried completely. Will be interested to see if they hold up a bit better over time.

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