That’s a wrap … or is that a warp?

March 31, 2021 – Easter egg

While I was in St Louis, I bought an egg spinning kit for Jace and Jackson at Target. Meliss waited until it was closer to Easter before turning them loose and then called on Facetime so I could see them in action …

Luckily I had the perfect thrift store cloth match for an egg patch.

With the month of a March finally done and stitched onto the January and February patches, I discovered a problem: the cloth was warped, visibly wider at the bottom than the top row of black and white patches.

Thinking it might help, I made a new row of black and white patches the same size as the top row and eased (well actually, forced) everything together …

But it was obvious that the March patches were buckling, plus the new row of black and white patches was stretched beyond reasonable.

I took them all apart and found my eyes hadn’t been lyin’ …

I think this could best be called mission creep. So it’s back to the drawing board to do a little what-iffing 😉

15 thoughts on “That’s a wrap … or is that a warp?

  1. Find the center of each and align and let the edges be uneven. That’s how life is. It’s real and uneven and gloriously edgy.

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    1. The last Remember cloth was gloriously rhomboid … so I am not at all averse to uneven edges … this is more along the lines of an intriguing problem to solve as opposed to a quest for “perfection”

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    1. I seriously considered leaving it as it was, but I love stitching looooong seams, so taking it apart wasn’t a hard conclusion to reach (and now I may even edit a patch or three)

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    1. good suggestion … I decided to soak the stretched strip of black and white patches and let it dry overnight … it “bounced back” to its original length … so now I plan to do the same with all the strips and give them a gentle pressing so that everything is at the same level of “tension” …

      thanks!

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  2. My knitting always did that – stretched as it grew. I think the problem solving part is good; but the frustration not so good. Hopefully you can solve it and prevent it – the would be great! That aside – the egg patch is brilliant!!! The perfect fabric – I love how it is the background yet runs through the egg so we get it. Clever.

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