• Sandie Cormaci-Boles posted an update 1 month ago

    Hello Students and Welcome to Week/Lesson #2! This week we will be working on the satin stitches. The first tip that I have for you is to use a loose but steady tension making sure to lay your perle coton ON TOP of the linen. The holes where you come up and down should not be open. The second tip is to make sure your perle coton is relaxed at all times. This may mean that you have to let your thread “spin out” regularly by letting it hang and untwist to its natural state. The beauty of the satin stitches is the even sheen and regularity of the look. Keep in mind that perle coton is what I refer to as a “round thread”. In order to lay it nicely, it needs to be at its natural twist and cannot look worn. If it gets to looking worn, you will see that the sheen is not the same at all but rather dull. This is not the time to use a longer cut of thread. Taking your thread in and out of the linen actually wears it so you want to keep that to a minimum. You will be working on the top leaves of the pineapple and the bottom of the pineapple. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. Have a good day!