Monday, March 19, 2012

Experimental stitches

Now that I'm back from my travels, it's time to begin the border of my tablecloth. I'm a bit daunted. The pamphlet with the cloth says to use running stitch and straight stitch, which I've done on the left of the picture above. But the stitches are very long, 9mm to be exact, so I thought I'd try some other stitches. Backstitch on the right really doesn't work. Stem stitch the left of that looks slightly better. Then I tried stem stitch using three strands of embroidery floss rather than six. I didn't really think that chain stitch would work, but I tried it anyway, using three strands. I was right, it doesn't work.  Hmmm, I'm at a loss. Any opinions or advice welcome!

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