An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, November 12, 2012
Geckos in Situ
Did you wonder what I was going to do with the geckos? I have sewn them to organza to make a food cover.
I had some trouble with the edging. I chose this machine embroidery stitch as being vaguely 'African'. I did samples to decide the best stitch length and off I went. Luckily the bobbin ran out of thread after two sides, because the result was horrible - wrinkled and ugly. Hmmm. Use a different pattern or make adjustments to my sewing machine? I used a finer needle, changed the foot and loosened the tension, sewing samples as I went, until I got it right.