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9 Videos (37m)
    • Introduction

    • Equipment

    • Washing the Lace

    • Rinsing and Spinning the Lace

    • Deciding How to Block Your Piece

    • Getting Started

    • Improvisation

    • Folding the Lace

    • Pinning the The Second Half


About This Class

When you have spent hours making a piece of lace, you want it to look its best.  To open out the holes and to show the pattern off the piece is wetted then dried under tension.

The process is the same of knitted lace, crochet or or lace made by any other method.  The demonstration here is for a knitted wrap, but the principles are the same for all lace.

The demo uses a rectangular wrap, and there is a pdf with the process for a square shawl explained and illustrated.  Further classes will look at circles and other shapes.

5 of 5 students recommendSee All

in this class you will follow along as an expert blocks a large piece of lace on a small tablenin real time. Elizabeth Lovick talks you through the decisions and improvisations she has learned from experience. The sound and photography are, as usual, excellent. I recommend it to knitters of all skill levels.
amazing course as usual from Elizabeth!
This is a really good demonstration of how to dress a lace shawl or scarf. I especially liked seeing how she improvised when there were not enough blocks or space to lay out the full shawl. If you've never dressed a shawl, you need to watch this!





Elizabeth Lovick

Knitting and Spinning Author and Teacher

I live and work on the small Orkney island of Flotta. I've been knitting, designing and writing since I was small and enjoy bringing traditional stitches to modern knitters. I have self-published several books, including Patterns for North Ronaldsay Yarn, The Gansey Workbook, The Fair Isle Workbook, Exploring Shawl Shapes and the Fine Spinning Workbook. I am the author of the best-selling 'The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting' and 'Magical Shetland Shawls to Knit', published by Search Press i...

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