In today’s samples I managed to do a curve and some “off grid” work. But for the most part I’m still playing with straight lines.
The curved line was fun. I’ve not figured out how to do a good circle yet.
Two lines were stitched back to back with an alternated pattern. A cherry thread was used to whip stitch the olive green line.
Here is a thick braid with pima cotton over six horizontal fabric threads
The next photo shows a sample stitched with an over one horizontal fabric thread stitch in between each increasing or decreasing stitch.
These two lines were stitched back to back and whipped together with a cherry thread.
I was rather puzzled how to do this because the felt ground I was using is thick. When I tried making the stitch over the equivalent of one or two fabric threads, I could not stitch all the way through the felt and keep everything in place. I tried applying this gauze and then stitching the gauze and a few fibers of the felt. While I’m still not satisfied that I’ve found a good solution, at least I had more practice with small curves and threading the stitched lines.