Sunday, July 19, 2009

Laminaria - and, The Importance of Blocking Well!

We recently gave our new blocking wires a try. Now, I'm a firm believer in blocking, especially blocking lace - it makes your lace look SO much better then it did before blocking. I block everything, and I think it makes it look better. However, I recently discovered i've only been doing an "ok" job at blocking.

Lisa took our Laminaria shop sample home and re-blocked it using the wires. As a sample, it gets handled, and worn quite a bit, so it was in need of a good block. She brought it back to the shop this week, and WOW! It's like a new shawl!

We used Malabrigo Lace to make this Laminaria, under 2 skeins! It's a beautiful shawl, and it comes in two sizes. This is the small size.
It's a beautiful shawl, and blocking it made it look 1000 times better!
Come on in and take a look at the new, improved Laminaria!

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