I’ve been experimenting with stippling today. This is a little piece (about 12”x13”) I put together just for practice. I left the backing large enough to turn into binding if I want. It’s not too bad from a distance, but taking a closer look, there are issues.
The pattern is not uniform throughout. I know it’s supposed to be meandering and all, but this has more of a drunkard’s path look.
This little corner was done early on in the process. I got myself trapped and wandered around aimlessly.
I haven’t decided what quilting I’ll do on the tree. I wanted a little wonkier looking tree but there’s always next time.
The big dilemma was breaking thread. It happened about 10 times and I didn’t get it solved. I changed the needle, rethreaded about 6 times, fussed with the tension and was really careful not to move the piece too fast. Maybe it’s the thread brand. Any ideas out there in blogland?
Overall, it was a positive learning experience. Oh, and the quilting gloves made a big difference even on a little project like this. (Two bucks at Hobby Lobby with the 40% coupon!)Maggie was not impressed with any of it!