Friday, May 11, 2007

Tip for Today ~ Linen Over One

Diagram A ~ Diagram B

To insure that your crosses over one thread lay nicely and do not slide between the threads of the linen and disappear, work each "over-one" as follows:

When the top thread of linen is vertical (diagram A), make a vertical pass on the back of the linen to complete the stitch.

When the top thread of linen is horizontal (diagram B), make a horizontal pass on the back of the fabric to complete the stitch.

5 comments:

Vonna said...

Well isn't that just something???
I'm going to have to try this...although staring at the diagram makes me cross-eyed if I think about it too hard...I stunk at geometry...so I always get a little wacky about diagrams :)
Thanks for this I'm off to try it!

Itching To Stitch said...

I found your blog through Vonna's blog and have looked back at your stitching and it's just lovely. Hope you don't mind if I come back to visit ;)

Jenn said...

I just found your blog thought Vonna's too and I wanted to say hi. I'm also from CT. You've done some lovely pices and tahnks for the stitching tip.

Lavender Rose said...

Thank you so much for this great tip! I'm stitching in a HAED RR this Summer and Fall, and this will really come in handy for me.
(Glad we're stitching together in the Fair & Square, too! :)
Deb

Cindy said...

Thanks for this great tips. It really helps :)