Grid Basting Errors

Grid Basting - some commor errors

With Aida cloth, it's pretty straight forward to keep your basting accurate. But, with linen, especially with higher counts of linen, you'll need to keep an eye out for possible errors in your lines.

Can you spot where the line of stitches in the basting pattern went wrong?

The circle shows where the lines began to wrong ... the line shows where the row should have been.

Mouse over the above image to see the error.

 

The circle shows where the lines began to wrong ... the line shows where the row should have been.

Mouse over the above image to see the error.

 

The circle shows where the lines began to wrong ... the line shows where the row should have been.

Mouse over the above image to see the error.

 

The circle shows where the lines began to wrong ... the line shows where the row should have been.

Mouse over the above image to see the error.

It is always good, of course, to spot any errors before you complete the entire grid. The purpose of these exercises is to teach you what to look for so that you can find any errors in your basted grid before you complete it. Obviously, it is easier to spot an error of two threads than one; unfortunately, the most common error is likely to be off by a count of one thread rather than two!

It is also easier to spot a mistake where the column has an angle in it (the remaining elements of the column are not horizontal, examples 3 and 4 above). Note, however, that if you turn your ground fabric over to see the reverse side, with this type of error, you would be able to see that there is a column on the reverse side that has basting stitches at an angle.

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Grid Basting Errors