squiggles and blobs ;)

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Posted by Jewel on September 25, 2002 at 02:37:05:

In reply to: Re: Maybe we're talking about different things here. posted by Kenzi on September 25, 2002 at 01:12:04:

: think that keeping those squiggles to a minimum just takes
: knowing when to stop the line and let it fall into place where you
: want it.

I agree with you on this. It's an easy technique and with practice,
you can get it down pat. Personally I prefer a stringy paste for the
same reasons why Nick and Kenzi love it too. I work faster with a
stringy paste, which is essential when you do brides (can't make them
stay immobile for many hours).

Seriously, I don't mind blobs and squiggles. I think some
imperfections make a pattern charming and unique (as long as it's not
expressively untidy). My method to minimise blobs and squiggles is to
stop squeezing a few mm before I want the line to end, then sort of
force-drag the paste to the exact stopping point and hook it to the
skin, pressing the cone tip down on the skin slightly. If there are
still blobs and squiggles even after that, I rejoice in them!

Love & peace,



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