Sunday, 7 October 2012

Ladder Stitch Revisited

When I had finished the ladder stitch variations I realised that I could not bear to look at my ugly ladder stitch a moment more. I took my scissors and cut through the rungs.

Then, using my tekobari, I teased out the wrapped thread at each side.

It was easy then to pull out each piece of thread.

The reworked Ladder Stitch is not perfect but it is far better than my first attempt.

Ladder Stitch
© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

While I was in a fix it mood, I decided to rework the Detached Buttonhole sample.

Detached Buttonhole Stitch
© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

I am much happier with it now.

Happy Stitching


Cynthia Gilbreth said...

That's the best way to go, if you aren't happy with your stitching, rip it out! It won't look any better as time goes on. I think your stitching is lovely.

Rachel said...

The trick is not to unpick unless you're sure you can do better, but then not to hesitate!