I also learned that thread breaks when my hands and speed are not in sync. For micro-stippling, I now slow the machine down two notches.
- Day one: I did the insides of four hearts in one corner - lots of problems.
- Day two: four hearts in another corner - problems.
- Day three: four hearts in a third corner - still problems.
- Day four: all of a sudden I was in sync and everything worked. I did the fourth corner and all the rest of the micro-stippling! The thread did not break once!
It took a while but I learned LOTS. Next I'll soak, block, trim, and bind this little beauty. It is truly a learning piece!