Canvas Blocking/Needlepoint

Canvas Blocking

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.