After a needlepoint is completed by the client, it has to be blocked and shaped. Here’s what it usually looks like when I get it – complete mis-shapen! It is then slightly spritzed with water, stretched and nailed to a board to dry for several days. If you make a needlepoint canvas, remember that 2-3 rows will be taken up in the seam so be sure to add more rows around the outside!
And here is the finished bag:
This bag was blocked and shaped. I added a lining and zipper to complete it for a bar mitzvah boy.
And some other bags:
These are atarot that were needlepointed by the customer. They were also blocked & steamed before attaching to the tallit.