Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Several people have asked me about gridding, so here is a picture of a gridded piece of fabric. This is 28 ct dove gray Monaco gridded with ordinary bright turquoise thread. The grid lines are spaced 20 threads apart because I am stitching over two threads. On 14 ct where I would stitch over one, the grid lines would be 10 threads apart. The grid lines follow the grid lines on the pattern.
I like to have as much thread on the front of the fabric as possible, but my friend Valerie runs the grid lines 20 spaces apart front and back too, so that she has squares on the face of the fabric. When the piece is done, the thread pulls out easily.