Canvas Blocking/Needlepoint

Canvas Blocking

After a needlepoint is completed by the client, it has to be blocked and shaped.  This what it usually looks like when I get it – completely mis-shapen!

It is then stretched, steamed and nailed to a board for several days.

Here is a needlepoint canvas that will be made into a challah cover.

Usually 2-3 rows will be taken up in the seam.  However, one way to avoid it is for me to add 3/4″ of twill tape and then sew on the line after the last row.

I added a silk border to make it a rectangle shape and lined it with a cotton backing.

These are some other bags that I’ve done:

These are atarot that were needlepointed by the customer.  They were also blocked & steamed before attaching to the tallit.