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Divecat
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4:39 am Apr 27, 2009

Hi Ladies (and Gents)

I have a problem I've not come across before and would be grateful for your advice.

The 36 count linen I am working Ehret die Frauen on is 35 inches wide; however, I have an issue with tension. As I complete the piece the centre (stitched) section becomes stronger and tight; however, the edge of the linen is starting to buckle under the strain of keeping the centre drum tight to sew on, even though I slacken the frame off when I finish each day.

http://divecat.multiply.com/photos/album/9/Ehret_die_Frauen_-_2009#17

I adjusted the material in the frame so the stitched section tightens up first and have made a running repair to the damaged section (basically cross stitches with two threads) but would be grateful for your advice to prevent this happening across the rest of the piece:

http://divecat.multiply.com/photos/album/9/Ehret_die_Frauen_-_2009#18

This is not a problem I have come across before as my previous pieces were all relatively small (no more than 17 inches wide).

PS - I have changed the link so you should be able to get in without having a login and used [url] instead of [img] so you can click through.

Best wishes - Christine

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Alanna
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6:52 am Apr 27, 2009

Yikes, Christine, that looks absolutely dreadful!!!! I think I would have completely flipped out if it were me! Unfortunately I have no idea how to fix it, but I'll be biting my fingernails off for you until someone does! Shocked
rifestitch
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7:45 am Apr 27, 2009

Wow, I've never run into that before, either! I can't believe it's stressing like that!!

Hmmm, about the only thing I can think of that might counteract that would be to put a good bead of Fray Check along the edges, so that it soaks in the first several threads. I don't know if you've ever used it before - it's essentially super glue for fabric, and another way to bind the edges (esp. useful for those who don't have a sewing machine). http://tinyurl.com/6df2a9

Or, maybe sew some bias tape all around the edges, and maybe that will take some of the strain off the individual threads - if you sew it on with a very small straight stitch... I would sew it on all four, not just the long sides, to keep it even.
Katie
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8:31 am Apr 27, 2009

I don't know if this will help. I found some thingies called stitch clips. They keep your sides taut. They are for q-snaps or for scroll frames. I haven't used them yet but I have ordered them along with another little thingie ( I do love thingies) that helps you keep your place when parking your thread.

The web site is www.nordicneedle.com
Patricia
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6:34 am Apr 28, 2009

Oh how devastating! After all that work. YOu must have very tight tension. I tried to look at it, but I got a message that I needed to login and I don't have a login I guess. yoUR URL IS NOT IS RED BUT BLACK, BUT i DID PASTE IT.

quote:
Originally posted by Divecat
Hi Ladies (and Gents)

I have a problem I've not come across before and would be grateful for your advice.

The 36 count linen I am working Ehret die Frauen on is 35 inches wide; however, I have an issue with tension. As I complete the piece the centre (stitched) section becomes stronger and tight; however, the edge of the linen is starting to buckle under the strain of keeping the centre drum tight to sew on, even though I slacken the frame off when I finish each day.

[img]http://divecat.multiply.com/photos/hi-res/9/17[/img]

I adjusted the material in the frame so the stitched section tightens up first and have made a running repair to the damaged section (basically cross stitches with two threads) but would be grateful for your advice to prevent this happening across the rest of the piece:

[img]http://divecat.multiply.com/photos/hi-res/9/18[/img]

This is not a problem I have come across before as my previous pieces were all relatively small (no more than 17 inches wide).
BarBaraPrz
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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11:01 am Apr 28, 2009

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Originally posted by rifestitch

Or, maybe sew some bias tape all around the edges



That would be my suggestion, too.
Divecat
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1:42 pm Apr 28, 2009

Hi Ladies

Thank you so much for your suggestions.

I think I'm going to take a belt and braces approach: cross stitching down the sides as I wind the material on per the running repair as I don't have a sewing machine and also the stitch clips.

I love the idea of the stitch clips (the 'braces') and will see if I can source these in the UK. I think they will ease the vertical force of the frame on the fabric by easing it out horizontally and give me that tightness that I like for stitching.

I'll keep you updated on how it goes. Many thanks again for your help!

Christine x Stitching
Alanna
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8:34 pm Apr 28, 2009

quote:
Originally posted by Katie
I don't know if this will help. I found some thingies called stitch clips. They keep your sides taut. They are for q-snaps or for scroll frames. I haven't used them yet but I have ordered them along with another little thingie ( I do love thingies) that helps you keep your place when parking your thread.The web site is www.nordicneedle.com


Oooh, I love thingys too! I have those stitch clips but they're REALLY short, your fabric has to be right next to your side bars for them to reach, so they didn't work out for me, but I can always sew on another length of strap I guess. What's the thingy for parking?
Katie
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4:51 pm Apr 29, 2009

I haven't gotten the parking thingy yet, but it looks to be a card with a place for you to put the color symbol and below that a place to put your needle. It looked kinda cool in the catalog so I ordered one. They are inexpensive. I hope they are as good as they looked.
Alanna
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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6:17 pm Apr 29, 2009

Oooh, that sounds like the Pako needle minder and if so, they are fantastic! I have two and couldn't live without them! Very Happy
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