I will admit that I traveled from one knob to the next with each thread. However, I did a securing L stitch after each knob to keep the second thread tight. If you do the same, make the L stitch in the gold area where the handles will be. I didn't figure out that was the best place to do it till I had completed two knobs. Another case of "live and learn".
|The coffin knobs were a three step process.|
I stitched the Jessicas loosely to better see the holes, then pressed the treads toward the center when done. This is a clever three step procedure. Looks very formal.
|I turned the canvas, (and the chart) 1/4 turn for ease of stitching.|
Be careful to end the stitching of the side of the coffin in a manner that gives you an "over two" compensation. See where my laying tool is pointing. It is a nice clean edge leading into the front area. Otherwise you will end up with an "over one" compensation on both ends of the area. That would not be a tragedy, but I think it would be cluttered.
|Started with small stitch in Diagram 11. Then took it out.|
I started the next area with the shorter of the two stitches in diagram 11. Bad move. See how cluttered it looks? You guys know that I often leave small errors in and just learn a lesson from it. But I had to take this out. See the correction below.
Now doesn't that look better? It was worth taking out.
|I love how the stitches give the coffin dimension.|
So here is the finished front of the coffin, as well as the finished background. Several different over-dyed cottons were a great choice for the coffin. The cat's coffin will use yet another
Have a great weekend!