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  • Finishing Techniques

    Finishing Techniques

    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


    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.


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