Frogging, something you’ll often hear stitchers talking about often in dark mutterings. The Frog is the last thing stitchers want visiting them and it visited me the other week. Frogging is the name given to unpicking your stitches, there’s a couple of origin stories for it the one I like is the ‘rippit rippit’ as you rip your stitches out.
Last weekend I had to rip out a number of stitches from Sunny when I discovered that I had put a colour back in the wrong place and I was stitching an area with blue thread rather than with the cream thread. I managed to get it unpicked without damaging the fabric, unpicking one strand stitched over one thread can lead to problems.
Luckily I have some lift and snip scissors that I bought some time ago and they really helped. The bottom blade is a hook shape and you hook the thread of the top stitch into that isolating it before you cut the thread to help with the unpicking.
I did get the page finished before moving back to Train of Dreams to finish page 4. The dragon at the front of the train is complete now as is the sun sleeping behind some of the books. Another carriage is beginning to take shape, this one is crammed with stars and some of these are flying out across the background. I now have seven pages stitched in total, nearly halfway now and I’m still enjoying it. For now I’m moving on to page 4 of Faces of Faery 70 as well as continuing to prepare for my next project.