Well, I finished the first book cover I started last week.
And there were some curious lessons learnt.
- You never trace each pattern exactly the same as the one before. There is always a slight difference. I think I would need to make a stencil to get them all the same.
- An open weave fabric raises a number of challenges. I think I should have used a high count backing fabric before I started stitching.
- French Knots worked with 6 strands of cotton can bend you needles. ( I went through 3 stitching this piece.)
- There is a big difference between old and new thread when you are stitching. They both act totally differently. The new thread is far better.
- When using 6 strands it is better not to separate all the strands before you stitch. The problem here is that those 6 strands become 12 strands through the eye of your needle and if you have an RSI injury you have difficulty pulling them through the fabric. The thread just cut from the hank sits flatter and pulls through a whole lot easier.
Now I have to start on the next one but need to rest that shoulder so it might take longer to finish this.