Wednesday, April 30, 2014

basting is the fun part

basting is the fun part

Here I go English paper piecing (EPP), and basting is the fun part.  Quick hand stitches baste fabric around paper templates - crisp corners, fancy shapes, in mere moments.  It's as if EPP seeks to redeem an otherwise weighty word.

No sooner had I finished that handstitched dress than I began plotting new slow-stitching project(s) with a free, unhindered spirit.  But shorter ones this time.  For starters, much shorter.


4 comments:

  1. Yes, basting is the fun part for me too. :) Enjoy your hand stitching! I'm excited to see what these will become.

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  2. Such cheerful little hexies!

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  3. There is something really satisfying about slow projects. Have fun!

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  4. Hexies are a favourite. Enjoy the process

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