Where else can you combine the computer geek and the hand crafter? Choosing color and pattern, fabric and thread placement, making sure everything is lined up just right for a perfect sew out.
The complete fascination of watching the whole thing come together and the total frustration when the design does not turn out as expected. Something which appears simple can take an inordinate amount of time and thought and can be completely engrossing.
Which color thread will be exactly the right shade for the leaf edge or the water lily center? This particular design requires 24 color decisions!
Mistakes might happen along the way that have the potential of ruining the piece and require some thinking and ingenuity to repair. See that white bobbin thread showing through at top. That is NOT supposed to there and makes the satin stitch edge look awful and ragged.
Permanent markers to the rescue! I have every color I can find in very fine point for just this reason.
White bobbing thread gone!
This particular piece which measures about 5"x7" had a lot of decisions to make and opportunities for error. Two hours total stitch time with me attending every minute.
|design from San Francisco Stitch Co|
Linking to Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday.
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Until next time,