Thanks to Donna and Nancy who commented on the previous post. We talked about stitches. We need to revisit pine needle briefly, to talk about adding them....
Adding pine needles to the bundle is probably the most time consuming process of all, which is one of the main reasons people love the Southern Longleaf Pine. Longer needles mean fewer adds. Adding needles usual require that one stop stitching, some people actually put down the needle they are stitching with, prepare the pine needle, and add it.
To make the most of your time, have caps already removed, so they can be picked up with the non-dominant hand and added without laying down the sewing needle. Removing the whole cap, or fascicle, of the needle sometimes allows the needles to stay in a cluster, which allows you to add more at one time. The fastest, easiest way to add pine needles to a coil is on the outside of the coil with fascicles on. They can be added singly, or in multiples.
I would love to hear about your thoughts on adding needles, please leave a positive comment here for everyone to read! Thanks
Next post will be on starting a basket, please hold those thoughts for the next post…
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