Love this pattern! Thank you Krista and Taproot Magazine. - Cindy Russell
THANK YOU!!!! This makes perfect sense to me now. I've been scratching my head for a while trying to figure out how you work your magic. Time spent on a nice finish is well worth it and your finishes are so beautiful, I just had to ask.
Thanks! And I do hope that helps. Confession: I love hemming.
I still haven't figured out how your corners are so perfect. I'm guessing that when you draw out the threads, you're leaving behind tails and folding or weaving them back into the hem? Or is there some other magical thing you're doing? I've looked through all of my books and online and can't find a good description of this technique. I'm finding either just instructions without the corners or a description of hardanger corner finishing. When I try drawing out the threads to the end of the fabric, my corners wanted to collapse and required a bunch of starch.
Hi. Just saw this question (sorry for the delay!). I'm not sure what part of the corner you are questioning. Yours (on the Daphne piece) look perfect! But yes, when I draw out threads, I withdraw them only to where they meet (not to the edge of the fabric) and I fold back the ends and weave them in (about 2 or three threads). Sort of like what happens on selvage edges. It makes that spot a tiny bit thick, but then the tails of the threads are very secure and can be cut off pretty short. Maybe this photo will be clearer. But again, your corners are great!
Hi cindy. What fabric did you stitch this Baltic Scroll on?
Hi Suzanne! This was done on Legacy Sotema Linen, 30ct. Color: Swan Feather. The fabric is a little thin, but very soft and feels nice.
I agree with others that we need to have a video or other instruction about this hem/gem. Krista? Because I don’t quite get the visual on the first step of this hem.
This is gorgeous! I don’t quite understand the finishing explanation, but it looks amazing
It’s gorgeous! I love the beautiful finished edges.
Thank you! I love Krista's patterns and will be making more.
OK, now you're making it SO hard for me to do my work today because I can't wait to try this out! I've played around with pulling the edge thread, but never stitching it in its own right for different effect. I'm definitely going to be experimenting with this--thanks so much for sharing!
You got it! Yes.
OK, I want to make sure I understand this correctly: when you pull that thread at the edge, do you then backstitch across 2-3 threads all the way around and THEN finish pressing the hem and miters?
Thanks, Krista! This is mostly a standard hemstitch, with one thread withdrawn on the edge, then a backstitch (Perle #8) in that channel before the edge is turned. Makes for a nice, neat edge. For the hem area, I withdrew 3 threads, and did a hemstitch (3-thread bundles) on both the outside and inside (Perle #12). I'm looking forward to doing more Avlea patterns!
Ok Cindy - we need a Floss tube video to show us guys how to do this ! 😎
This is AMAZING! And, what is that little picot edging? Do tell! Are you pulling some threads out before you turn the hem? I have to know!