New Hours! We are now open from 10am - 6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We still close at 3pm on other days of the week and are closed on Sundays. New Hours! We are now open from 10am - 6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We still close at 3pm on other days of the week and are closed on Sundays.

Address

 541 US Route 1
Freeport, Maine 04032

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Shop Hours as of 11/30/20

Monday - Tuesday: 10am to 3pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Closed Sunday

Suspended Until Further Notice

Help Sessions
Wednesday: 10am-12pm
Thursday: 3-5pm
$15 per session

Open Knit Sessions
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm
Thursday: 5pm - 8pm

  • Finishing Techniques

    Finishing Techniques
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    Finishing Techniques

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    1 - Kitchener Stitch

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    This is a common technique for grafting live stitches and this video demonstrates how to do it without a tapestry needle.

     

    2 - Mattress Stitch

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    This is a common technique for seaming two pieces together. This is often used to seam up the sides of a sweater.

     

    3 - Seaming Garter Stitch

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    This is a technique for seaming garter stitch pieces side by side.

     

    4 - 3 Needle Bind Off

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    This is a technique that allows you to seam two pieces together and bind off simultaneously.

     

    5 - Bickford Seams

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    This is an alternative technique to the mattress stitch that doesn't leave a ridge, however, it is not quite as sturdy. 

     

    6 - Wet Blocking

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    This video explains the steps to wet blocking and why it's important.

     

    7 - Steam Blocking

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    This explains how to steam block your work and when it might be useful. This technique requires an iron.

     

    8 - Blocking with Wires

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    This technique is important if you are trying to block lace.

      

    Looking for a finishing technique not listed here? Send us an email with suggestions or questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.