Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tips for Nuno-zori #2
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The textbook I used to make Nuno-zori recommends to use 4 strips to make a sole, and that is what I did in my posts. But I had trouble maintaining the shape straight when going from one strip to another.
So I experimented something: I stitched one strip to another to bind them.....making one very long strip with no ends.
It worked better with me because I could always go back several rows and adjust the shape.
I also liked it because I don't have to deal with finishing messy bottom. (the pic is the bottom...much better than the previous photo)
The only tip I want to share with you is that I waited to stitch a strip to another till the very last minutes. Then I needled them so as the stitches will be on the right spot and not show up on the surface. Especially when binding two different cloths, I cut the end of the first strip to adjust the length so as the second cloth will start from the edge.