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Started by Vera. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Mar 19.
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Lorelei, that was a large tablerunner I stitched for my friend in Bosnia, sadly my camera was damaged, so I only have this small scanned image of it.
new projects are on the way. I did a lot of stitching.
My book is on the market but only the German and Turkish edition.
If you are interested, please read in my blog. Please use the translation
Happy stitching and to Yvette Stanton: I bought your book and I love it.
Thanks Sibille. I can be very patient. :-) I understand you have a lot of stitching to do!
Of course, Yvette, will take a picture. Might be a few months off yet, since Christmas models for Embroidery & Cross stitch are first.
Your instructions are a classic example how important basting is, especially with more complex designs.
Hi Julie, I'm not Sibille, but I am Yvette. She's working from my book "Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães".Sibille, I hope it is going well! I'd love to see it when you're done. :-)
Sibille, what book of Yvette's are you working from.
I don't always use basting threads, but you also don't always have buttonhole edges and motifs being close to it, so you could use it as guidance. Also, with very long stretches of satin or buttonhole stitches you can easily miscount. When working on linen very fine threads can be easily overlooked, and it really is worth a few minutes of proper basting to be on the safe side. You'll find that many designers even go so far marking every single step. I don't do this, but always recommend basting for certain design sizes and types.
I'm currently working (privately for me) the table runner from Yvette Stanton's book, and she bastes every single step of it. It takes time, but is worth every step.
I'd say it depends a lot on how people stitch, and what kind of designs. Some simply don't need basting, but it's not general.
I have never used basting threads, I alternate between the button hole edge and the first row of satin stitched until I am all the way around, if you are not on track you will find out within just a few blocks when it doesn't line up.
I do it the same way. I also include a little additional thread every 10 threads to make counting even easier. For larger designs with opposite motifs I also run basting threads towards the opposite site to make sure I'm on track. Just an additional little help. It's more work, but certainly much less than undoing it all. It's not only positioning the design, it's also about keeping on track.
Here is a good example of how an expert lays out basting lines to help her position the design properly on the cloth.
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