I'm currently writing a tutorial for a bead weaving stitch. As I am right-handed, I'm not sure how to write a left-handed version (and would like to). The instructions are mainly illustrations starting with the tail thread at the left and continuing to the right; then back the other way on the next row. I need to know if I should start with the tail thread at the right then continue to the left. The bead work has a back and front (no flipping, just side to side). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
02-08-13 (0238 PST)
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All I can say is that whenever I am following a pattern I tend to work from right to left. So when I make my ladder stitch base for herringbone my tail will usually be on the bottom right. I'm not entirely sure if a tutorial specifically for left handers is absolutely necessary but I'm willing to be a guinea pig if you would like a southpaw to test it. :)
Thanks for your response, Shellie. I'll finish the tutorial first, then see if there's a call for a 'southpaw' version. You may be right (not absolutely necessary). If I have to use my left hand, I just concentrate on what I'm trying to do and forget which hand I'm using; that's how I learned to write left-handed -- not well, but legible. Thanks, again.
02-10-13 (1738 PST)
Glenda Payseno and Jann Muhlhauser have teamed up to write several patterns for lefties. You might e-mail one of them and ask if they have any tips for you.
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Thanks for the info, Cat. Will check it out soon; let you know if it helps. Careful with the links; may want to 'de-activate' it (got the address). Again, thanks.
02-15-13 (0159 PST)
Never mind ("Careful with the links;"); apparently not a problem.
02-18-13 (1534 PST)