You see that? That purple wool up there? Yeah? Well, I’m mad at it.
Why you ask? Well, I spent a little over two hours last night pulling threads to find the grain. I was doing the fringe method because the thread method kept breaking. I mean the thread that I pulled kept breaking because the thread that makes up this wool fabric are very fuzzy and grab at each other. They’re not slide-y and smooth making the pulling a thread method virtually impossible. The self-same fuzziness makes the fringe method equally as difficult too. About an hour into it I realized that I could cut off the fringe as I pulled to keep the fuzzy factor at a minimum. That speeded things up, but it still took me two hours to find the straight of grain.
Why does it matter? Well, I am really excited about this coat and want it to be a successful garment. If I sewed it off grain, it would twist and pull and then I’d never wear it. So, pulled and cut, pulled and cut, and pulled and cut for two hours last night. Needless to say, I never got to the actual cutting out of the pattern. *big sigh*
But tonight is another night.
Wish me luck.