Dressing (Blocking) Wires

Thank you for your interest in HandWorks Blocking Wires. The Boise Zonta Club decided to discontinue the Zonta Dressing Wire Project during the Summer of 2005. Myrna Stahman, who developed the kits, has given me the opportunity to continue to offer the dressing wires to knitters. I feel very fortunate to have worked with Myrna to learn how to make her dressing wire kits. HandWorks is currently producing and selling a kit similar to the Deluxe Kit offered through Zonta Club of Boise.

I provide the same quality product that Myrna offered through Zonta. Myrna reviewed the HandWorks Kit and provided valuable feedback for its improvement; she strongly recommended that I offer the Deluxe Kit and, at her suggestion, I have added numerous T-pins to the kit. I am packaging the wires in a sturdy tube, to protect them from being damaged. I have prepared, and include in the kit, detailed information on how to dress your knitted items.

I am committed to continue with Myrna's wonderful charitable philosophy of giving to a women's organization; a portion of each kit sold will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

HandWorks NorthWest, LLC

The Blocking (Dressing) Wire Kit costs $74.00
Plus Shipping and Handling - see Order Form)

At this time I am only taking money orders and checks.

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The HandWorks Blocking Wire Kit Contains:

•40 Stainless Steel (highest grade), hand polished, no-snag wires--
---12 Fine Wires - 8 long (36") and 4 short (approx. 18")
---16 Medium Wires - 10 long (36") and 6 short (approx. 18")
---12 Heavy Wires - 8 long (approx. 33") and 4 short (approx. 16")
•40 Rust proof (nickel plated) Blocking Pins
•Blocking Wire Instructional Brochure
•Packaged in a sturdy 36" tube for mailing and storage

The HandWorks Blocking Wire Kit includes two different lengths – see details above. The finer dressing wires are very flexible, while the heavier wires are more rigid. The fine wires are especially useful for blocking (dressing) your lace knit items, no matter what shape - rectangular, circular, triangular, semi-circular, etc.

The kit includes three different diameter wires:
fine (approximately 1.0 mm, the size of 00000 knitting needles)
medium (approximately 1.25mm, the size 0000 knitting needles)
heavy (approximately 1.75mm, the size of 00 knitting needles.)


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