|How to create stippling
- for our customers who live too far away
to take lessons from a dealer.
My biggest problem with stippling is being tense. I've taken a class from Hari Walner tends to help until
a little in your head it's not too bad.
Tip #1) Plan a route by dividing the area into sections & stitch through the middle of each section first.
Just remember to leave yourself a path to get out.
Tip #2) If you are doing a narrow area, don't go back and forth through the short area, but rather 'swim
like a fish' and make longer roads.
Tip #3) Practice, practice, practice. The more you do it, the closer together you'll be able to do it.
I asked Hari Walner how she managed to get hers so close together without crossing and have her
stitches so even. She held up her book (Trapunto by Machine) and showed me all the mistakes in it.
She said she purposely had them looks very different from far away. From a distance (of a foot or so)
you'd swear her work was perfect but looking very closely, as we all tend to do to our own work, it
doesn't look nearly as good.
Moral: Take a step back & don't tell anyone about your flaws.