I did manage to start my mini production line today though. In aid of my makes for the Sample Swap at the retreat.
|First I traced out my pattern.
This time on cotton, for more ease in sewing (I've been told),
and for the lack of enough linen on hand for the production line.
|I layered the cotton with wadding on the hoops
to give them more substance,
and so my less than tidy stitching on the back wouldn't show through.
|This time I began with the flag.
Not a French knot in sight.