Thursday evening I finished stitching the xs section of "Rose Garden" by Victoria Sampler. The next thing to do was begin cutting and withdrawing threads for hardanger weaving. I thought to myself, "I should set this aside and do the cutting on a Saturday morning." But this Saturday morning I had a church group meeting, the next Saturday I will be out of town, so I went ahead and started to cut.
Everything went quite well when I was cutting the corners. But when I went ahead to cut the longer sections on the sides, one slip of the snip and four threads were cut that are not supposed to be cut! See below:
|Right there in the center - loose fabric threads!|
Sigh. It's not the end of the world and it's fixable. But it's a pain. I could just start over, but I think I'll suck it up one of these days and use the pulling of the threads and reweaving as practice.
I love hardanger and these things happen, even when well rested and with great light. So fixing this mistake will be adding to my skill, right?
What would you do?