20 December 2004

Stitching Help

Thanks to everyone who commented on my question below about the problem I was having with the Sweetbag. I did infact use the same amount of thread on each side, it was the same strands infact. I think the problem occurs because the stitching are lining up with the diagonal of the ground fabric. The problem is that I can't really use the other stitches suggested by some people. If you look at period examples, stem and other surface stitches weren't used for outlining, it was the same stitches as used for the filling. I think that perhaps a second row of stitching might fix the problem. Also, I think once the filling stitches are in and the background is done, it won't be quite so noticeable.

Thanks again to everyone who gave me the advice.