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?


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.


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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