Monday, March 02, 2009
Fine lines & slippery slopes
No turning back...
A few weeks ago I admitted defeat and bought a Daylight tabletop lamp.
I swore I didn't actually need the magnifying glass that came with it but it would be there for someday. If someone ever did need it.
On Sunday I peeled the protective sheets from the magnifying glass and tried it out. Okay. Maybe I do "need" the magnifier.
I tried Hardanger a year or two ago and declared it the hardest needlework method of all time. Mostly because I couldn't see the damn threads.
I did several heart shaped practice projects before finally getting one to come out "right" enough. Then moved to other things.
I am trying again . . . but now with better lighting.
Inspired by this picture I felt compelled to give counting threads another try.
I've ordered 2 books including the one mentioned at Maggie's Textiles.
Until they arrive I'm (* sort of) going by Mary Corbet's tutorials found on her blog, Needle 'n Thread.
I was supposed to wrap 4 threads (except for 2 on each end). I did 2 all the way across. All the way around.
I meant to do that!
Not buying it? Didn't think so :) I stopped reading directions too soon and just started sewing.
If there was a report card
Follows Directions marked: Needs Work