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Re: What to do when there is a space.
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: May 19, 2007 02:26PM

If you want a more defined-looking stitch you can work your stitch into the chain itself, but under only one strand. That's not difficult and it keeps the stitch from sliding around.

Many times the instructions on a lace piece will have you work into the stitch itself (let's say in the middle of a longer chain). Working under just the front loop will give the same appearance from the right side, but it is much easier than trying to get under both loops. This is done because it anchors the stitch there. Otherwise the stitch can be pulled all along that row of chains and be very difficult to block.

On the other hand, in a situation where movement is a plus (mesh utility bags, for instance) I always work around the chain rather than into the middle one. It makes the bag stronger as well.



Subject Written By Posted
  What to do when there is a space. parisjem 05/19/2007 05:14AM
  Re: What to do when there is a space. LI Roe 05/19/2007 11:11AM
  Re: What to do when there is a space. Mother Hen 05/19/2007 02:47PM
  Re: What to do when there is a space. Alex 05/19/2007 02:26PM
  Re: What to do when there is a space. parisjem 05/22/2007 02:15AM


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