Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Lop-sided Biscornus

I put a biscornu together the other night and it came out lopsided. I knew all the sides were 46 stitches wide and 46 stitches high, both from counting them on the chart and from counting them out after I was done stitching it. I took the thing apart and I lined up the two pieces side by side. As you can see in the picture below, they're even.


But if I turn the tree design to another side, the length is not even. The tree one looks two stitches too short. I don't get it at all.



I've counted and re-counted the top and bottom pieces about 17 times and I keep getting 46 stitches on each side. I can't figure out what I did wrong when I sewed it together. The same thing happened with the last biscornu I made. The top had the exact same stitch size as the bottom yet they didn't look even when I lined them up. It's put me off making any more biscornu.


By lopsided, I mean, one side is longer than the other. See?


3 comments:

Kissy said...

Hi Patty,

I had this problem too with one of my biscornus.
It's the fabric.
I don't know how to say it in English... the fabric is not even woven...
I managed to sew the biscornu but it doesn't look square in the end.
But I didn't mind.

Yours look great.

You can try a different fabric, stitch the backstitch border first and measure two sides.

Kissy
http://kissycross.twoday.net

Mary said...

Not sure what is up with the Biscornu in the works. The finished one is very nice though.

Hopblogger said...

Hello Patty,
I dont know what the problem is - however I dont really mind that its not even. When you stitch again & it comes out wrong just add a couple of more stitches around till you can get the stitches even enough to sew together. Thats what I do if something comes out wrong. They still make beautiful biscornu's!
Dont give up stitching them.
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