How to Fix Hardanger Cutting Mistake
I've done hardanger before without any problems so when I started my piece I didn't review any tips or tricks. (OK, it was 15 years ago, but I look at that finished piece every day and figured that would count.)
I was confused by the instructions and didn't do my kloster blocks correctly, although I didn't realize it until I started cutting! I've been to the optometrist and have bifocals on order just because of this piece! The final blow is that I couldn't find my special scissors, so I used some small blunt tip sewing scissors and cut into my stitches. Yikes!
The hardanger work is in the middle of the piece and of course the border is already completed, so I'm extremely loathe to start over (especially as my bifocals have not yet arrived.) Is there a way to insert new cloth behind my existing work, re-sew my klosters (correctly), and then recut? Seems like lining up the fabric would be very tricky but I fear there's too many cut threads to reweave each thread.
Any advice (or sympathy) is welcome!