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Divecat
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5:42 am Sep 03, 2008

Hi Ladies

I've just finished the first page on Ehret die Frauen and a thought has just occurred to me given the length of time it will take to finish this piece.

Is there an issue with fading on the areas which were worked first with the help of 2 fluorescent daylight light bulbs. Is DMC light resistant to a certain degree?

It'll take about 18 months to do the current piece of exposed material before I scroll the material round the bars.

This has never occurred to me before as my previous projects have only taken a month from start to finish. Rolling Eyes Fading from normal daylight is not an issue as I store the piece using covers:

http://divecat.multiply.com/photos/album/3/Cross_Stitch_Covers[/img]

Looking forward to your comments. Best wishes and Stitching Christine x
rifestitch
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9:34 am Sep 03, 2008

That's a good question, and one I have never really considered.....

If you scroll down, will some of what has already been exposed X number of months, still be exposed when you work on the new section, or will you scroll down far enough that most of that whole stitched bit is rolled up? If you are close to starting with a whole new blank slate when you scroll down, then it ought to be about the same amount of time on the new section, so like fading. But if part of the previous stitching gets double exposure, then will you notice it??

I don't really know any details on DMC's light fastness - it's probably available somewhere on the DMC site. That's really something to consider, especially for those of us who have, ummm, decades, on projects Embarassed The real question is, if you do have any fading, can you really notice it? I'll look up the DMC site later on and see what I can find....
Cecilia
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11:03 am Sep 03, 2008

I'm glad that you brought this question up. I'll give my experience. I've been working on a Christmas stocking for about 12 years Embarassed (it's almost finished!!) using DMC threads. It's been exposed to all sorts of light - natural, artificial, daylight bulbs etc and there's been no change.

Cheers,

Cecilia
fenny
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12:28 pm Sep 03, 2008

Picked up a UFO from about 10 years ago Shocked , and it still looks good and it has been exposed also to all the lights there are, even sunlight from stitching outside.
Happy Stitching
Divecat
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3:16 am Sep 04, 2008

Alanna, Fenny, Cecilia and Rife, thank you for all your comments; they've been really helpful and have set my mind at ease.

Stitching - Christine

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Alanna
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7:08 am Sep 04, 2008

I was recently lamp shopping (or lamp window shopping I should say because I won't be buying anything for a while), and one thing that the sales lady said to me was that true daylight bulbs (the ones that don't generate heat) will not fade fabric. Now she was the sales lady so she may have been making the whole thing up, but it does stand to reason... Rolling Eyes
Cecilia
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8:27 am Sep 09, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by Alanna
I was recently lamp shopping (or lamp window shopping I should say because I won't be buying anything for a while), and one thing that the sales lady said to me was that true daylight bulbs (the ones that don't generate heat) will not fade fabric. Now she was the sales lady so she may have been making the whole thing up, but it does stand to reason... Rolling Eyes


I'd like to comment on the daylight bulbs - love them. Since I work during the day and cannot stitch in daylight, the evenings are still a great option because I have one of those large lamps with those bulbs - no heat, true colors and lots of light!

Wish I was Stitching right now instead of working Evil or Very Mad

Cecilia
rifestitch
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9:15 am Sep 09, 2008

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Wish I was Stitching right now instead of working Evil or Very Mad

Cecilia


You can say that again Smile
Trudie
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6:14 pm Sep 09, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by Alanna
I was recently lamp shopping (or lamp window shopping I should say because I won't be buying anything for a while), and one thing that the sales lady said to me was that true daylight bulbs (the ones that don't generate heat) will not fade fabric. Now she was the sales lady so she may have been making the whole thing up, but it does stand to reason... Rolling Eyes


Alanna I have had trouble getting a non heat one . Where did you go in Brissie ?


TC
Trudie
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1:07 am Sep 11, 2008

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Alanna I have had trouble getting a non heat one . Where did you go in Brissie ?



Well Trudie, I actually got my current one that I stick in my little reading lamp when I was living in Malta, from our local hardware shop, but the abovementioned shop assistant was from a Spotlight branch. Hope that helps!
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