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How to mitre an edge that is
by Brenda Ticehurst
Step 1 : The edge should be machine stitched close to the edge on all sides with a zigzag stitch. Then draw a diagonal line with a pencil from one corner to the other.
Step 2 : Whip up to the line coming down from the other side .
Step 3 : Start to follow the pencil diagonal line, then make three stitches at the bottom and start the other half and going up to the diagonal in the new direction.
Step 4 : When even, continue to whip as usual.
by Sylvia Solomon
For a textured and dynamic background, I prefer a non-directional hooking (or higgledy-piggledy) instead of the traditional straight lines. With a three colour palette you can obtain interest and contrast.
Would you like to create an oriental rug? Hook a border with a repeated pattern?
The website "Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets" created by The Textile Museum and The Math Forum will provide you with valuable information. Among other interesting facts, you will learn about the 4 types of symmetry.