Tech Tip Tuesday: Weave in ends after blocking

There are various schools of thought on this topic – should ends be woven in before or after blocking?

I tend toward the latter. Blocking allows all of your stitches to get adjusted and smushed around (technical term), and that includes ends. You can even tighten or loosen end stitches to look better during blocking.

After the item has dried, the end is easier to deal with – the wonkiness of any fabric is now smoothed out, and you can put the correct tension into the weaving in of ends to make it look good now, without worrying what a block will do.

Do you have a preference here? I’d love to hear!

Here’s my latest blocked item – a peek at a new design I’m calling Blackberry Goodness for Nancy:

Grape goodness for Nancy



3 replies on “Tech Tip Tuesday: Weave in ends after blocking”

I weave my ends in before blocking. Really never gave it much thought, other than hope blocking will keep them where I put them.

Your design is very pretty. I do like blackberries!

I admit that I get very tempted to weave in all the ends first, especially if there is relatively little seaming involved. And I may have probably have done it!

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