I'll be taking you on my journey of figuring this thing out. I've actually been practicing on a smaller pattern but my stitchy friends have now demanded a demo. They actually wanted a video but I'm like... uh...sure. Once I figure out who's going to hold the camera while I stitch. Some of the pics here are wonky. I'll try to take better in future. But just to show them how it's done...here it is.
We'll start off with the basic solid block to get the hang of tucking away. Then I think once you get the hang of it, you can get on even with more mixed colors and finally the dreaded confetti.
|From the front of your cloth...insert needle at top right hole and up through lower left hole.|
|Pull thread through until a small look is left. Insert your needle through there.|
|Gently pull your needle through and tighten the hole.|
|It should look like this once the LOOP has been tightened. This is the front of the fabbie.|
|Now insert your needle through the SAME upper right hole you started from, essentially, pulling your needle through to the back of the fabbie.|
|You should be left with this.... basically your starting stitch. Ta-da!!|
|This is the back. Just in case you wanted to see.|
|Ok, now you're done.|
|Tuck under your stitcher and the vertical strands of your cloth.|
|Gently pull your needle and thread through. Then look for the next vertical (it should be above or below...next to your first initial tuck-away).|
|See? I'm tucking through the nearest top vertical cloth threads.|
|Again, gently pull it through.|
|Went back down a bit to the nearest vertical strands and tucked away there.|
|Again, gently pull it through. You can't see your 'crossing overs' in the back now, right? 3 tuck aways is good enough to anchor your thread.|
|Snip as close as possible to the base without damaging your stitches|
|Enjoy your neat back|
For confetti: You have to have painstaking patience... you just take a small length of thread. Around 5 inches...and loop start on you single confetti then tuck away--- snip. Then do it again for the next stray confetti. As I said, it's a bit of a waste of thread..but if your target is a neat back, this is the way to go I think.