Monday, October 10, 2011

Blocking the Modern Jabot

It is no secret that I block everything I make.  For me, it really is one of the most exciting parts of finishing a project.  It works like magic to relax the fibers into however you want to manipulate them.  I decided to do a blog post about blocking the Modern Jabot I designed for Interweave Crochet's Fall Issue, because I believe that what makes this jabot special is the fringe.  If the fringe doesn't lay right, it won't have a polished look. It really is a quick and simple process, and if you take the time to do it, you will be so much happier with your jabot!

The things you need to block it are:  an ironing or blocking board, rust proof pins, and a spray bottle.

Step 1

Spray the entire piece evenly with water until it is soaked through.

Step 2

Straighten and smooth out each strand of fringe and pin in place.  The neckband will just need a little straightening and smoothing. When you are happy with the position of everything, leave it to dry.  When it is dry you can remove the pins and enjoy wearing it!


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  2. Crud. I misunderstood the directions when I made this and the picture didn't really show the loops.

    Guess I'll have to annotate my rav project page make another one the right way. I'll be over in the corner banging my head against the wall.

  3. Great design. I really like the minimalist look. You are so right about the blocking! It turns a curly mess into something smooth and elegant.

  4. Thank you for your comment, Mrs.Micawber!