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Celtic Knot Dilemma
August 21, 2018, 9:24 pm
Filed under: Celtic Knot, Melita's Designs

Well, I’ve done some stitching wrong again. Everything outside the darker crescents on the upper right and lower left corners is wrong because I rotated the canvas 90 degrees. The upper left and bottom right are correct. So, do I rip out the upper right and lower left, continue to rotate 90 degrees and see what happens, or finish it at this point by just adding beads and sequins and add more Kreinik around the whole irregular edge?

If I continue, I have to buy more Trebizond threads in several colors anyway. If I rip, I may run out of the Watercolours. Do I want to invest more time and money in this design? I’m happy with how it looks at this point especially after adding beads and sequins. I’ve learned from it but other projects may be time and money better spent.

At this point, I welcome your thoughts on what to do. So far, I have 3 rip and restitch. This was very valid advice, “Depends what you will do with it. If you love it enough to get it done by a finisher and display it, then fix it to be correct. If not, then move on.”

I’m going to see if additional threads match what I’ve used so far and continue to ponder my options.

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I’m a big believer that you don’t have to finish everything you start. I’ve taken many classes at Seminar, but have only finished one piece, but I’ve learned something in every class and from every piece. You can always put it aside and make the decision later. Time and distance from the piece may make your decision clearer. Whatever you decide (and whenever) please let us know!

Comment by Joyce Pugh

Yes, I completely understand your point Joyce. I haven’t completed all my Seminar classes. A few I still want to but a couple were just good learning new skills. This is my second piece from Orna’s class. My first is on exhibit at Seminar! I’ll be heading there Thursday. See you soon.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

I not going this year, but I hope you have a great time!

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I think this is a working example of the difference between bilateral symmetry and rotational symmetry. When you accidentally rotated the piece as you stitched each quadrant, you just introduced rotational symmetry into the piece. Maybe this is a helpful way of considering what to do next. It’s just mathematically different from what you originally intended, but a great example of the unintended….

Comment by Diane Herrmann

Interesting explanation of what happened. That’s why it still looks good to me. Thanks Diane.

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