Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Hand Piecing - a little help
I start with my drawing, and trace the designs onto template plastic. I use a very fine pen so as not to distort the size, and my craft scissors. I draw on the line, and cut off the line
The back looks neat as well. Press all the seams flat. you can now add in the side pieces all in one go, using the same method, and then the top.
I use a size 10 milliners needle - you can get more stitches on the long ones. I also use only cotton, but strong fine cotton. You don;t want it breaking. Generally, you will need only one or two pins to make something like this.
This basket has an appliqued top. I will do that later, then join along the top, and lock in the loose ends of the applique.
Any questions? Ask me firstname.lastname@example.org