A lot of excitement and enthusiasm is involved while planning and creating a project. To ensure that your lovingly handmade end-product reflects the same commitment, great finishing techniques are very essential. Finishing includes: Weaving in Ends, Blocking, Seaming & Adding Closures and Other Details like lining, embellishments, etc.
In Knitting, crochet and other textile arts
Blocking is the final stage of handmade textile production that adjusts the shape of the finished piece. Blocking creates a beautifully even fabric, which makes it easy to work with and lovely to wear.
Sue and Carol are experts at Blocking and can help make your project beautiful, for a nominal fee.
Simple hats, small cowls, mitts, socks - $1
Complex small cowls, mitts, socks - $2
Larger Cowls / Scarves - $4 - $6
Rectangular Stole / Wrap - $8 - $12
Triangular / Curved Shawls - $10 - $20
Adult Sweaters - $10 - $15
Blanket with no edging - $10
Be sure to ask for further details in-store.
Weaving & Seaming can be learnt over time. However, we at HOKC understand one's eagerness to complete the project and move on to the next one. Sue is amazing with finishing & will be happy to help you for a nominal charge.