Aug 1, 2012

1780s Stays Diary - Day 2

Not much to report about my progress - which is done alongside my day job at the Australian National University and evening dinner and dessert preparation.

I am using a leather needle that makes it easier to get through the thick layers. Having carpal tunnel means my hands get sore after two rows so I have to rest often.


I am still working on the first piece but have passed the halfway point. It is so nice to step back and see some progress!

4 comments:

Angela said...

Good to know a leather needle is key to getting through it all. Yes, rest between a few channels. I have arthritis in my dominant hand which is my right. I have to force myself to stop and take a break. Bummer as I know you understand once you get into the swing of the hand sewing it becomes soothing and relaxing and even fun. Cheers.

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden said...

Have to add that every now and again the leather needle cuts the thread - but the good outweighs the bad - at least I'm getting something done and only have to backtrack a little bit. For the last few rows I've tried coming in at an angle and haven't had any problems so far. I'm using a thinner thread than normal.

Ruffles Gazebo said...

How many panels have you gotten through now?! Hahah I can't wait to see this finished!

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden said...

Can I groan? I've come down with another instalment of the flu :( so, very slowly...

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