Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clara Wells purse revisited, 1

I realized as I was stitching on the two pieces of the Clara Wells purse that the canvas was rippling on the frame.  This is a reminder to me (and you) that when you haven't worked on something in a while, the first thing you should do is restretch the canvas.  Loose canvases on frames produce wonky stitches that can't be straightened.  Sometimes humidity causes this or traveling.  So check the tautness of your canvas on a regular basis.  I don't know if you can see the ripple in this photograph, but believe me it was there to the right of the handle opening.
While it may seem that I haven't made much progress, you must remember that I am stitching two sides simultaneously.

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