Tuesday, 7 August 2007

On yesterday's post

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Felicity asked about the thread. It's Isacord 30 in an old gold colour. When it's actually on the fabric it looks like a metallic.

I bought a few of these cones at Malvern a few years ago. I bought them from a stand which is there most years, selling thread and thread stands. I just did a quick search and couldn't find any in this 30wt but found quite a few sites with it on 1,000m spools at a 40weight. Which is probably easier to use anyway. I'm using a similar coloured Bottomline in the bobbin.

Linda asked 'when did a spiral gets so simple?' OK it did take a little practice, but not a lot. Just aim at drawing a curve getting smaller. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect, egg shaped and wobbly spirals work just as well. The important bit is to leave yourself a wide enough gap to stitch your way out again.

And Kate if you can draw doodles like this you are already 90% of the way there. You just have to practice to get the brain to accept the difference between drawing with a pencil when the paper stays still and drawing with the needle when it's the fabric which moves.

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