Sunday, January 27, 2013
I like to baste. A piece that's had all its pins replaced by big running or laddered stitches is in a kind of transitional state, fixed but fluxable. Relieved of its steel burden, KV felt weightless.
I use a monster long needle and a single strand of king tut cotton thread. It has just enough "grab" to hold things together with minimal slippage. A few, small back stitches will pass for a knot.
Just like moving a mountain with a teaspoon, one spoonful, one stitch at a time...you look up, and it's done.
Shopping around, it looks like this one is what I want to replace the camera that my brother and I dissected last week.