Tuesday, March 24, 2015

- Learning the hard way (as usual): The sheeting challenge

I looked back to check, and yes ... there in the very first comment of the very first post on Triangulation was this warning from Beth at Still Life Pond: "Sheeting can be difficult to hand stitch."

But did I listen? No! 

She was right of course and I have learned by doing that sheeting is a challenging cloth indeed. My needle test did not take into account the doubling effect of cloth weaving. Nor did my running stitch predict the challenge sheeting would pose to a fine back stitch.

Still, I'm too far in to give up now.

By the way, I somehow miscounted the squares (which are 1 1/2 to 2 inches to a side). There are 16 rows of 10, not 17 rows of 11. So, having now stitched 40 squares, I'm one quarter of the way through ...