The first problem in my mapmaking of the Odyssey came when I finished the stitching, pulled all the loose threads to the back of the work, and proudly showed it off to my husband. As I displayed it, I realized that while the map showed the entire Mediterranean, it was hard for me to orient the part that is now Turkey to the world map in my head. Except for the tuft of thread marking Troy, I couldn't figure out what I was looking at -- where was the Dardanelles? the Sea of Marmara? where was Istanbul?
Again, I cut out along the shoreline, positioned my template against the already-stitched sections, and added the seas.
But wait. Stay tuned for my final adventure in fiber art.