ahh, this is going to be fun. the answer to every question itself asks so many more questions i don't really have the answer to. photo forthcoming; i've already put thousands and thousands of stitches into this thing, and i ain't about to take any of them out. though uneven, the unevenness is itself kind of evenly spread out over the work. i think I will try ironing it when it's finished.
i don't know why they're sideways --- they were right-side up when i uploaded them.