I don’t have anything to show for SAL this time around as I’ve been trying to get Christmas presents done and wrapped but I thought I’d take the opportunity to show you what the back of my Hogwarts cross stitch looked like. I find looking at the back really interesting.
I reckon that’s pretty neat but I don’t have much to go on as it’s only my second cross stitch. I read it was suppose to look quite similar to the front and you should be able to tell what it is from the back and it ticks those boxes for me.
But on to some important questions.
I want to move on and do some quick projects. I’m lining up a load of bookmarks to do using different cross stitch materials to test them out. But I have no idea what to do with the edges?
How do I stop the fraying/make the edges look nice? Do I have to sew material round it? Should I be adding a backing?
So many questions but I’m a bit of a perfectionist and want to get it right. I don’t want to spend all that energy cross stitching only to find I haven’t finished them properly so any tips and tricks or suggestions will be very welcome!
I probably won’t have anything to show for the next SAL over Christmas but I’m sure I’ll be back stitching with photographs for January.
Those are the links of everyone else taking part in the SAL. We post every three weeks and you should check out their posts to see what they have been up to.