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Patricia
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Location: Florida and Ontario
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12:26 pm May 29, 2009

I have spent a month working on my Chocolate Pot exclusivley. 88 groups of ten equals 8,800 stitiches. I am a little disappointed that there is not as much contrast as I had hoped for. The picture with the pattern shows her feet cut off. I hope the pattern is not like that, if I ever get to the bottom I will find out.
I am showing also the method AI use when working. I find it interesting to see how others work and have picked up some tips, such as gridding. That makes it so much easeir. I always use scroll bars now. I buy the doweling at the local hardware store and cut it to the size I need. that way all my projects stay on the doweling,even when not being working on. Tape holds them on, or on some I have stapled a long piece of twill. Then I can sew the piece on. The side scroll bars have a squared piece of wood on them. Some are bought that way, others I have glued on. I can tack my sides down to keep the work taut. A small strong magnet is on one of the tacks and my scissors stay there. I am a lefie, so it is on the left side.
If the piece I am working on is small, I put it on a holder that screws on to the side. It stays on my lap when I am working. I stitch usually in the evening when watching TV.

kittygirl
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Joined: 16 Dec 2006
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Location: washington state
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4:32 pm May 29, 2009

Your picture is beautiful! Also thanks for taking a picture of the scroll and describing how you mounted it. I have had a pair of scrolls but gave up on trying to use them, as I could never get the fabric taut enough.

Where did you buy your tacks? Is there a special name for them (the brand?)

I am on page 2 of Seurat's Sunday afternoon in the Park on the Island of La Jette.

Thanks! Stitching
Patricia
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Location: Florida and Ontario
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5:25 pm May 29, 2009

HI Kittygirl. The tacks come in a clear plastic case with a little gadget to remove them. I got them in a needlework shop on Florida. They are called "Needlecraft thumb tacks with remover". Art No. 100H Clover Mfg. co Ltd. You could probably find them online somewhere, or if you are lucky enough to have a shop near you, they would have them, or could order them, I expect.
I will post my method of keeping blended threads sorted out later.
Will check your page two..

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Originally posted by kittygirl
Your picture is beautiful! Also thanks for taking a picture of the scroll and describing how you mounted it. I have had a pair of scrolls but gave up on trying to use them, as I could never get the fabric taut enough.

Where did you buy your tacks? Is there a special name for them (the brand?)

I am on page 2 of Seurat's Sunday afternoon in the Park on the Island of La Jette.

Thanks! Stitching
Patricia
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Joined: 08 Jan 2009
Posts: 186
Location: Florida and Ontario
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5:31 pm May 29, 2009

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Originally posted by kittygirl
Your picture is beautiful! Also thanks for taking a picture of the scroll and describing how you mounted it. I have had a pair of scrolls but gave up on trying to use them, as I could never get the fabric taut enough.

Where did you buy your tacks? Is there a special name for them (the brand?)

I am on page 2 of Seurat's Sunday afternoon in the Park on the Island of La Jette.

Thanks! Stitching

Wow your Seurat's Sunday afternoon in the Park is quite a complicated piece. Lots of colour changes, but it will be beautiful. Do you work page by page or go across the top as I am doing. When working on my Fractal piece, I have been doing page by page. Personal preference and how the graph is laid out I suppose.
Julie T
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Location: Eugene, Oregon
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1:12 am May 30, 2009

We use these tacks to secure needlepoint canvas to stretcher bars. In the shop they are called Japanese Brass Tacks. I think Nordic Needle carries them as well. Nice progress.
rifestitch
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10:48 am May 30, 2009

Wow, your progress looks fantastic!! Nice job so far!!!

And yes, Nordic Needle carries that Japan tacks:
http://tinyurl.com/ma5nvp
Really, anyone who does canvas of any kind ought to have them , though possibly called something else.
kittygirl
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12:34 pm May 30, 2009

Thanks for the replies. I am going to go to either Lowes or Home Depot hardware store today to buy long dowels. Hopefully they will be able to cut a slot in for me. And then I'm going to order those tacks!

I've been using q-snaps, but if I could get the scroll frame right, I'm sure I'll enjoy that much more.
Patricia
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2:27 pm May 30, 2009

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Originally posted by kittygirl
Thanks for the replies. I am going to go to either Lowes or Home Depot hardware store today to buy long dowels. Hopefully they will be able to cut a slot in for me. And then I'm going to order those tacks!

I've been using q-snaps, but if I could get the scroll frame right, I'm sure I'll enjoy that much more.

Good luck getting the slots cut. I find the masking tape or stapling on a twill tape just as good. i use two sizes of scroll bars and dowelling. The small size is for smaller projects.
I didn't know the tacks were called Japanese tacks. I just quoted what was on my package.
I need to get back to working on a baby sampler for a gift, but this girl with the chocolate pot just keeps calling to me.. Wink
BarBaraPrz
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9:48 am May 31, 2009

[quote="Patricia"]
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Originally posted by kittygirl
... but this girl with the chocolate pot just keeps calling to me.. Wink


Can't argue with chocolate! Laughing
Patricia
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2:29 pm May 31, 2009

[quote="BarBaraPrz"]
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Originally posted by Patricia
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Originally posted by kittygirl
... but this girl with the chocolate pot just keeps calling to me.. Wink


Can't argue with chocolate! Laughing

Cute. Very Happy I am a chocoholic.. You are abut 3 hours south of me. I am in Gravenhurst.
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