Several weeks ago I wrote about preparing for my fine-line piecing workshop in Japan by trying to do the technique by hand. I realized that the process of piecing a seam, then cutting across it later to insert a new element, created an inherent problem. While hand-piecers can knot both ends of their seams for security, a hand-sewn seam has far less stability than a machine-sewn one. And the minute you cut the thread in mid-stream, the seam starts to lose its structure, so that it can widen or even come apart from the cut edge.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Posted by Kathleen Loomis at 6:22 AM
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Glad you found a way to work this out! I love to handpiece but not for this type of project :). Your students work was amazing. I have nearly finished my little piece made with your technique and will post pics on m blog today. Thanks again for sharing!ReplyDelete
Yes. This is the reason why I never cut a sewn piece afterwards which of course excludes me from a whole creative method.ReplyDelete