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« on: July 12, 2007 01:14:53 AM »

Finished it! For my best friend, who is now living in Italy - I hope she likes it!

The color looks so dim and awful, it's actually a wonderful bright turquoise.

I used a pretty stripey lining, too - but I didn't have a snap to sew in, and I was feeling really lazy, so I didn't block it.

To be honest, about the blocking, I read the section explaining the process three times, and I have no idea how to "block lightly" as the pattern directed. As far as I could tell, there weren't varying degrees of blocking in the book... and ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007 02:31:37 AM »

I dont have any ideas as Im new at this art...but I just wanted to say how pretty that purse is!

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007 02:37:31 AM »

The only thing I know about blocks is that I used to play with them when I was a kid  Cheesy But I do know that your purse is really cute, and looks just fine without the blocking. I have the yarn and ribbon for this pattern, I just need to get out my lazy hooks and make it, so thank you for the inspiration.

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007 06:10:23 AM »

First of it looks great!

Lightly blocking something to me is a gently steaming.  I'd dampen a towel then lay it over the work then press gently with an iron.  The iron hovering over it so you don't press to hard and smash the stitches.

Full on blocking is you have hand washed and removed as much water as you can form , rolling up in towel. Then you pin the work in place to specific way to let it dry.


« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007 12:58:51 PM »

In one of my recent books, they described a method for blocking that wasn't as extreme, where you lightly spray with water and then use your fingers to shape the item before letting it dry. It didn't call it light blocking, though. Hope that will be a little helpful!

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007 11:46:56 PM »

This is fantastic. you did a great job! I love the print you used to line the bag. I hate when people use dark fabrics to line handbags, you can never find anything because they're too dark.

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2007 09:58:35 PM »

Love this purse!  You did a really great job!  As for blocking, I've made tons of this bag and have never, ever blocked it, soooooooo, I guess if you want to block it you can but I think it looks great even without blocking.
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