Monday, May 1, 2017

Un-Stitch - Un-Stitch - Un-Stitch - Un-Stitch

You don't really need to see a photo - trust me.

So on the Let Freedom Ring - the stiffness of the fabric was just driving me crazy, and I knew it would bleed if I tried to wash out some of the sizing, starch, whatever that is...  it's like elmer's glue once it's wet....  but I washed it in the sink - and yeah, it did bleed onto all the white railing stitches...  so if you do that at the end - we'd just call it overdyed.... but since I didn't have the railing done - it's got to be removed and stitched again.. but now those stitches are dyed that same color as the fabric.... making it take a little longer to be careful....  and I have most of them out, the fabric is now tighter, a little more easy to get into a hoop, and I learned - wash it BEFORE the first stitch.

So I didn't want to do that till it had a hole - so I grabbed that Diva pink to try the Sulky floss.  It's a pattern that looks like lace.  I stitch just half the width - and three rows - but it's too thick as one over one, on 28 count -  the stitches were only in groups of 5 - and not laying flat, and other areas are 100 stitches - it's not going to work for this.   If you have a stem of just a couple stitches - it would be great, but not for this...  and that's fine - it was a test...  so I pick it all out.

I start again with white dmc, again, just half the width - I'm making it fit the space - not the pattern...  But I get to three rows up,and I find I have skipped a thread.  So it's 169 rows - I'm going to just start over, rather than have a blob in the lace edge...  So I pick it all out.

And I start over...  this time I get to row 5 and I have not skipped at thread like last time - no this time I didn't skip a thread, and I'm off again....  So I pick it all out for a third time....

So I could have taken a photo - but there are no stitches on it yet...

So then I needed away from that - so I picked up my other Lizzie Kate...  I'd already split the fabric when I did the other one - so it was ready to stitch.  And so far, so good.  I've got 10 words stitched... 

1 comment:

Robin in Virginia said...

I hope the start of May brings you peace as you stitch with less to unstitch.