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Topic: Double-ended needles
Hibrida
Replies: 13
Views: 9676

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 5:22 pm Apr 02, 2007
Subject: needle size
Yes, they're shorter, and finer.

My John James #28 petites are just the same diameter as my John James #28 regulars.

I have noticed that #28 regulars from other companies are fatter, so I think ...
Topic: Double-ended needles
Hibrida
Replies: 13
Views: 9676

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 5:15 pm Apr 02, 2007
Subject: Petite needles
I gather 'petit' needles are shorter? How short are they, and I don't remember seeing them at Michael's.

Regular needles are 1-5/32" long.
Petites are 1" long.

Michael's and Joann' ...
Topic: Finishing and Framing
Hibrida
Replies: 5
Views: 4220

Post image iconForum: Coffee Break
Posted: 2:45 pm Apr 01, 2007
Subject: wall-hangings
Also, the tapestry/banner method works well too.

It's a traditional use. It's not only eye-candy, it's also an acoustic damper and wall insulation. Even a bell-pull can contribute to acoustic damp ...
Topic: scroll frame question
Hibrida
Replies: 6
Views: 5751

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 7:50 pm Mar 31, 2007
Subject: Re: scroll frame question
I've two scroll-framed projects in progress, rolled two different ways. I'd not particularly thought about it.

The completed stitching gets rolled inward on each.

The larger project un-rolls ...
Topic: 18 count Aida- grrrrrrrr!
Hibrida
Replies: 14
Views: 9152

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 7:39 pm Mar 31, 2007
Subject: Blessing or curse? Re: 18 count Aida- grrrrrrrr!
the stitches are so tight that the effect is of all these knobbly little knots! It's a diasaster!

And I choose #18 Aida because I get those neat knobbly little knots!

It takes more care than o ...
Topic: Doing Charts Page by Page
Hibrida
Replies: 6
Views: 4456

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 7:32 pm Mar 31, 2007
Subject: Re: Doing Charts Page by Page
It happens when the stitches are all "drawn" away from the page's edge in both directions but back-side threads criss-cross is a more random manner in all other areas.

I generally work pa ...
Topic: The mystery of the shorter thread...
Hibrida
Replies: 28
Views: 12100

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 7:22 pm Mar 31, 2007
Subject: why & why-not
Fabala specified how to avoid the thread creeping. It should work every time.

I'll give my guess for the "why?" I believe it's most likely to occure when one strand is "with-the-gr ...
Topic: Double-ended needles
Hibrida
Replies: 13
Views: 9676

Post image iconForum: Stitching
Posted: 7:11 pm Mar 31, 2007
Subject: Re: Double-ended needles
Has anyone tried those double-ended needles?

I often use petite needles as though they are double-pointed, pushing them back up eye first when using doubled-thread, particularly with solid backgrou ...

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