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how do I block a needlepoint panel for a pillow?

Posted by quirkpod (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 31, 06 at 18:50

Sorry, I dont know where else to post this Q. I have a lovely black background needlepoint worked with a floral in the center consisting of pink roses, white Daisies, blue Forget-me-nots, but the finished worked piece is scued or crooked (typical with needlepoint). I want to make a round pillow, very Victorian, with an interesting fabric back with a gathered surround front. Anyone who knows where I need to post this? I would enjoy discussing construction details and ideas. Robin in NC

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RE: how do I block a needlepoint panel for a pillow?

I see your post has had no replies - have you tried posting on the embroidery forum? I have not done much needlepoint, and the last one I did I had professionally framed so I didn't have to mess with blocking it!

With cross stitch, I pin the piece wrong side up to a padded surface and make sure it is straight and square, then cover with a wet cloth and press till the cloth is dry. I leave the stitchery pinned in place until it is completely dry.


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