This week, Recode senior editor Josh Constine sat down with our sister site, The Verge, to answer some of the most pressing questions around lockstitched.
What is lockstock?
Lockstock is a type of hand embroiderying where you stitch together several threads together, often in the form of a chain, or stitch together multiple threads.
In lockstock, the threads are either tightly bound together, or they’re not bound at all.
Lockstock can also be used to create a stitch pattern that looks like a stitch or a line.
Some examples include a chain stitch, a square stitch, or a triangle stitch.
What are the pros and cons of locksticking?
There are pros and there are cons to lockstooling.
For one, it’s a lot faster.
Because you don’t have to worry about tying off a thread or using a stitch, it takes less time to make a pattern.
But because the process is often faster, you can also get more out of the process.
Lockstools are also more affordable.
As Recode reported in 2015, lockstools cost $10-$15.
How much cheaper are they now?
You can find a lockstock pattern for as little as $20, but you can find more expensive patterns on sites like Etsy.
It’s a good bet that you’ll end up paying more for a lockstitcher than you would if you just used a regular embroiderye.
Can you get the most out of a lock stock thread?
Lockstock threads have a lot of inherent weaknesses.
You can easily lose thread that’s bound to a particular thread.
If the threads in the pattern are all bound together like a circle, you won’t be able to untie the chain.
And the best way to get the thread into the stitch is to thread it through the stitch, rather than tying off the thread.
So if you’re working on a large project, locking thread in a chain is not ideal.
You can also lose thread if you don