6/27/2014

Oh, Invisible Seam... How I Love/Hate Thee

Being rather adventurous... and/or insane, I decided that I was going to try something new with this latest project. I have always wanted to try an invisible join and now I absolutely know why I never did it before...

It. Takes. FOREVER!

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, I invite you to take a like at this YouTube video. Note that the woman in the video is seaming a pair of bulky-weight granny squares. Me? I used sport weight yarn on my project and have no fewer than 330 squares to seam... each with 20 stitches per side. That, my friends, is a lot of sewing!

It's not all a loss, though. When you gently pull the yarn you're using to sew your squares together, the seam magically disappears. Seriously. For me, Every. Single. Time I do this -- it's magic. I just can't believe the black yarn is gone!

The other thing I love about this technique is how beautifully the colors can play together. There are no ugly stitches in some contrast color to draw your eye away from the two squares... only turquoise, and yellow... and pink... and...

And honestly, for those 20 stitches on each side of each square, I really get to just enjoy how the colors go together. As I stitch, I think about the colors -- if I've seen them together in nature... what they most remind me of... if I would wear an outfit that had those two colors in them. It's actually kind of fun.

So, tell me. Do you use the invisible seam technique? Do you love it? Hate it? Both? I'd love to hear your experiences!

1 comment:

  1. My granny used to make these designs at home, and this is something amazing to make honestly, such a great way to show your wonderful skills.

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