How to Do Candlewick

By Contributor ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Candlewicking Yarns
  • Unwashed Muslin
  • Yarn Needles
  • Scissors

How to Do Candlewick. If you like antique chenille bedspreads, candlewicking might be for you. A line of stitches cut to form little tufts of thread produces a charming design.

Thread a needle with a long length of candlewicking yarn. Check mail-order and Web sources if you can't find this locally.

Make a running stitch in unwashed muslin. Pick up 1/8 inch of fabric for each stitch and allow 3/4 of an inch between stitches.

Cut the top stitches in half after the pattern is completed.

Soak the muslin in warm water.

Air dry, and do not iron. The fabric will shrink to hold the stitches in place.

Brush or shake to fluff the tufts.

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