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Re: importance of fine finishing
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: November 21, 2008 03:19PM

How sad that all the work was blemished with poor finishing.

My mother who sewed beautifully was always picky about finishing so I tend to be critical in this area -- I'm not a good finisher but I am critical! <G>

I know that the mattress stitch can produce an almost invisible seam but I find it rather slow going so a lot of time I just crochet slip stitch my seams. Faster than anything I can doing with a tapestry needle and it certainly helps in using novelty yarn to seam my item. But when this tried and true just won't work, I dig in and do mattress, weaving, whatever to make the best seam possible (at least in my eyes) for the particular project.

It is never as much as the actual knitting but since I actually like to knit sweaters in pieces (must be that old exposure to sewing), it is a process I resign myself to. My all time record for finishing a sweater after all pieces were knit was 15 years.

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