What is ‘Weeding’ and The Tools Needed?

What is Weeding?

Weeding is the process of removing individual elements of a stencil design that are not joined together. For example, removing the middle of the letter ‘O’ or ‘d’.

Weeding Tools

Weeding tools can be anything small and thin enough to carefully and accurately lift small or delicate parts of a vinyl stencil off a surface.

You can use anything with a very thin edge or point such as a craft knife or dental pick. You can use tweezers if you wish to, but there is a risk of folding the stencil onto itself and sticking it together – not a good idea unless you are exceedingly careful.