The Looking Glass Curtains from the Spring 2010 issue of Interweave Crochet are made up of motifs that are joined to each other to form the curtain panels. After the panels are completed and the ends are woven in, they need to be blocked in order to give the curtains a crisp, finished look. In order to do this, wet blocking is recommend as follows:
- Submerge curtains in cool water until completely wet (you may wash and rinse if you desire). If you desire a stiffer fabric, you can add liquid starch to your final rinse according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Drain water and roll wet curtains in a towel to absorb excess water.
- Weave blocking wires around outside edges on all sides.
- Stretch the curtain panels until taut and be sure to check the gauges of the two motifs to be certain you’ve obtained the correct size.
- Use pins to hold blocking wires securely to your blocking board.
- Use pins sporadically to hold any sections of the curtains that might want to pull out of place.
- Allow to dry, remove pins and remove wires.