I’m a lefty. If you think this shouldn’t make much difference in how you live your life, you are almost certainly right-handed and don’t live with lefties.
It does. I’ve mostly conquered the stitching thing by working on frames. When you work on a frame, it’s your dominant hand which is on the bottom, so stitches are made the same way.
Even so, I rarely know if I make a stitch properly, because I make it how it makes sense to me, which, being a lefty, means it might be wrong.
But one thing I cannot overcome, no matter what I do is my Basketweave problem. Unless I have stitches adjacent to each other, I can change the direction and start doing Reverse Basketweave.
Three stitches away (so the existing stitches are right in front of me), a inch, or the other edge of the canvas — it doesn’t matter. I’ve tried drawing arrows, adding extra thumbtacks to the corner, writing “top.” None of it works for me.
The only thing which does is keeping the canvas oriented the same way and chanting “up and to the right” as I start a new area.
So if you see me muttering to myself while stitching, you know I’m doing Basketweave.