Return to the Fiber & Needle Arts Exchange Forum | Post a Follow-Up

WANTED: blocking directions!

Posted by chery2 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 1, 04 at 9:22

I took two finished needlepoint chair cushions [different designs/colors] to a local upholstery place and asked how much it would cost to block them. The woman who works there upholstering furniture said, "Well, all you have to do is nail it to a piece of wood, spray it down with water, and let it dry." She indicated it would be very costly if I paid someone to do it.
Is this correct information? How much do I have to stretch it? How wet? Should the nails go in each corner, or in more places? TIA, chery-va

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: WANTED: blocking directions!

Chery - Check the link below. Scroll down close to the bottom to find the info you are seeking...

Here is a link that might be useful: How to Block Your Needlepoint

RE: WANTED: blocking directions!

Thanks, Red. That's exactly what I need. chery

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fiber & Needle Arts Exchange Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here