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laraine
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Joined: 31 Aug 2010
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Location: Carlsbad, NM
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8:11 pm Aug 31, 2010

I am doing the Promise. After about 1000 hours I am half way done. The confetti has caused me to have several thick parts. The piece has several areas that are 1/4 inch higher than the rest. I am using 18 ct aida with a 24 needle. When I finish this one (It is beautiful, just not flat) I will do another Promise on 32 ct Luguna with 26 needle. I will try to do the pin head stitch to start and stop. I tried it on aida but it would not work. Does anyone have experience using the pinhead on evenweave? on 32 ct should I use 26 or 28 needle. Thank you Laraine Carlsbad NM
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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9:59 am Sep 01, 2010

Welcome to the board, Laraine.
Unfortunately, I have no answer for you.
Lani
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Location: The Woodlands, Texas
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5:57 pm Sep 01, 2010

Welcome to the board, Laraine! I am not much help regarding the pinhead stitch, but I believe you can use it as long as you are stitching over two. As far as needles, I have used size 26 on 32 count with no problem.

Lani
Patricia
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Location: Florida and Ontario
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6:53 am Sep 02, 2010

quote:
Originally posted by laraine
I am doing the Promise. After about 1000 hours I am half way done. The confetti has caused me to have several thick parts. The piece has several areas that are 1/4 inch higher than the rest. I am using 18 ct aida with a 24 needle. When I finish this one (It is beautiful, just not flat) I will do another Promise on 32 ct Luguna with 26 needle. I will try to do the pin head stitch to start and stop. I tried it on aida but it would not work. Does anyone have experience using the pinhead on evenweave? on 32 ct should I use 26 or 28 needle. Thank you Laraine Carlsbad NM


If you click on Tutorials at the top of this page, and search on pinhead, it will give you instructions for this on linen and on aida. Do a practise on a waste piece first. Use what ever needle size you are comfortable with. sorry about your
thick parts",, Stitching .
Divecat
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Location: England
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1:26 pm Sep 06, 2010

Hi Laraine

Welcome to the boards. I am doing Ehret die Frauen on linen (similar to evenweave, but just not even Very Happy ) and I use the pinhead stitch to start a thread, but not finish it off, prefering to just run the thread under a load of other stitches. This does make the back a little matted, but I believe that, with so much confetti, it might be unrealistic to have a pristine back - or maybe I'm just lazy Laughing. The front does have some texture, but nothing too drastic, and as you wind the piece round the scroll bars (if that's what you're using), it will flatten out a bit anyway.

I use size 26 needles on 32 count belfast linen and it works well for me - I just need to use glasses and a magnifying glass and full spectrum bulbs to each side so I don't get headaches.

Here is a picture of the back of the start of my piece:

http://divecat.multiply.com/photos/album/2/2008_-_Ehret_die_Frauen#photo=8

And here is a the album for 2010 (2 years down the line Shocked ):

http://divecat.multiply.com/photos/album/16/2010_-_Ehret_die_Frauen

Another benefit to not using the pinhead stitch to cast off is that, when it comes to unpicking anything on such a high count material, pinheads are utter swines to get out Rolling Eyes

I hope this helps.

Best wishes and Stitching

Christine
rifestitch
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10:03 am Sep 08, 2010

Welcome to the board, Laraine! I used to live in Clovis - I miss being out there terribly!! NM is probably one of my favorite places on earth Smile

As for the pinhead, there is a section in the tutorials on it, as already noted - good luck with it. I don't use it very often myself, so I've got nothing helpful to add there.

As for the mats, if you have a pretty consistent depth in various places on the back, like most confetti-filled pieces will, it will still look okay when framed - it would really stand out of there was a huge mat in just one spot but nothing else anywhere. But if the mat is relatively consistent (and doesn't have to be solid), it will become the base that the rest is stretched over, if that makes sense to you. I am the master of the Messy Back - and I've never had an issue once one was framed. There is also a good bit of evidence that shows a messier back will help the piece last longer - less single points of failure is the only succinct way to describe it that I can come up with at the moment Confused

As for needles, use what's comfortable to you - 26 ought to be perfect. But then, I use almost exclusively 28 petites, so a 26 would be huge to me - but not to your fabric Smile
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