So, I'm back to the Hermit. I am so close to finishing the first page of chart, I am giddy with excitement! I have discovered a few things that I think will change the way I move forward.
As you may remember, I started stitching from the center of the chart. It's how I've always started my kits and so I went with what I know. As I near completion of the first page, I am left with a lot of confetti. Those who are not in the know, may ask, "what the heck is confetti?"
Confetti: Definition: Stitchers often refer to scattered single stitches as
confetti stitches. The stitches are spread across the fabric as if
they had been sprinkled like confetti.
Can you see the scattered little white dots of fabric? That's confetti.
I like my definition better - a huge pain in the ass.
Having to do single cross stitches means having to re-thread my needle a lot. It's time consuming and irritation. Not to mention BORING!!!
So, once this page is complete and I move on to the next, I am going to try stitching in blocks of 10x10 squares. Seasoned stitchers will say that this may lead to more re-threading more often, but another trick I learned is parking the thread, like this.
Oy, that looks like a god-awful mess, doesn't it? Well, I'm going to give it a shot and see how it goes.
Wish me luck!