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Canvas Master Craftsman, Step 2 Display Ready
November 10, 2020, 7:17 pm
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At my Main Line Stitchers chapter meeting last night, Linda mentioned that finishers are running into a 6-month backlog because they are so busy. And, it may carry into next year with earlier than normal 2021 Christmas deadlines too.

That led us into a self-finishing discussion. At our last Stitch-in we got talking about finishing and Lisa graciously agreed to show me how she blocks and laces needlepoint. She uses a Lacis Blocking Grid on a pinnable board (available at and stainless steel T pins and/or Wonder clips. Lisa mentioned the board is practically identical to foam floor mats for kids or gyms (

The first photo shows two of Lisa’s pieces stretched on her Lacis Blocking Board. The one on the upper right is my design, Crescent Journey, in yet another colorway. Lovely!

My piece didn’t need blocking so I laced it up on a foam board. It’s an acid-free, 3/16” thick, white foam board ( Since this is not going to be judged, I didn’t want to mat and frame it. It will be displayed on an easel in the Education area of EGA at the next National Seminar. I think I will sew a fabric onto the back to make it look nicer.

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