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TGR
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Location: Texas
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3:14 pm Jan 21, 2011

Greetings all,

New to this forum, however, been xx-stitching 30 plus years. LOVE Scarlet Quince...

I am currently stitching A Midsummers Eve on a plastic hoop. this works well, however, i have noticed the weight of the hoop is making my elbow hurt from holding up all that weight of 24' x 36' material. Have read the solutions suggestions on this site and am considering a scroll stand, but cant find one at local shops that is large enough for the material and since I have never seen this 'creature' in action, i have no idea how to make 36 inches fit on a 12 inch scroll.. anyone have any suggestion as to what brand or sites to visit. when I google I am overwhelmed with options that I am not sure what will work and what will not.

I usually sit in bed to stitch so I was thinking a lap stand, however, one that is versital will probably work best for me.
BarBaraPrz
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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9:33 am Jan 22, 2011

This is the one I am currently using:
http://www.sewandso.co.uk/ran1170-0.html
rifestitch
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Location: North of Atlanta
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4:19 pm Jan 25, 2011

I have some of these scroll frames:
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/scroll-frame-720268/

I just use the side bars from one of these (the side bars are the same in all of the bigger sets, if I recall correctly), and go to Home Depot or wherever and get a couple of 4' oak dowels, and cut those down to the size I need for my SQ. There are various methods of attaching the project to the dowels - see the Tips section here, under Cross Stitch Equipment, Fabric Stretchers, Scroll Frames.

They have this lap/table stand, http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/lap/table-stand-adjustable-705889/ , which is nothing more than 2 legs, each attaching to an end of the scroll rod sticking out of the side bars. I used to use this lap stand, until I got the relatively cheap floor stand (which I have modified a few times for my needs): http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/universal-craft-stand-647347/ I don't stitch in bed, always on the couch, so the floor stand works better for me now (and it holds scrolls, QSnaps, and hoops - because I use all of them, depending on what project I am working on Smile )

These are all pretty economical, if you want to test drive something - there are of course various stands out there, from this price range on up. Once I got used to two-handed stitching, I hate having to hold any frame (travel projects) - it's soooo slow to me now Smile
Patricia
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Location: Florida and Ontario
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7:16 pm Jan 30, 2011

I argee with Rife. You can get the doweling at any hardware store,,or Michaels. Cut it to the size you want. Sometimes it is a little tight, so I sand the ends or put a little beeswax on it. If you stitch in bed you may find the best one is the lap holder. It has legs on either side so you sit it on top of your legs much like a bed lunch tray. I found sitting on my couch that one leg wanted to fall between the cushions, so I just put a piece of plywood under it. If you use this remember to cut the doweling a little longer as you need to have the ends go into the lap stand holes. Measure and check twice before you cut. Rolling Eyes
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Originally posted by TGR
Greetings all,

New to this forum, however, been xx-stitching 30 plus years. LOVE Scarlet Quince...

I am currently stitching A Midsummers Eve on a plastic hoop. this works well, however, i have noticed the weight of the hoop is making my elbow hurt from holding up all that weight of 24' x 36' material. Have read the solutions suggestions on this site and am considering a scroll stand, but cant find one at local shops that is large enough for the material and since I have never seen this 'creature' in action, i have no idea how to make 36 inches fit on a 12 inch scroll.. anyone have any suggestion as to what brand or sites to visit. when I google I am overwhelmed with options that I am not sure what will work and what will not.

I usually sit in bed to stitch so I was thinking a lap stand, however, one that is versital will probably work best for me.
TGR
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Joined: 05 Jan 2011
Posts: 10
Location: Texas
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2:51 pm Feb 02, 2011

Thankx for your advise... I will let you know what I come up with... there is confusion on my part since i have never seen this done as I am more of a hands-on person and need to do it thus understanding it..

I will post pictures of my work hopefully next week..
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Originally posted by BarBaraPrz
This is the one I am currently using:
http://www.sewandso.co.uk/ran1170-0.html
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TGR
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Location: Texas
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2:31 pm Feb 08, 2011

Thank you soo much Karen... i will begin this weekend.. Very Happy
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Originally posted by rifestitch
I have some of these scroll frames:
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/scroll-frame-720268/

I just use the side bars from one of these (the side bars are the same in all of the bigger sets, if I recall correctly), and go to Home Depot or wherever and get a couple of 4' oak dowels, and cut those down to the size I need for my SQ. There are various methods of attaching the project to the dowels - see the Tips section here, under Cross Stitch Equipment, Fabric Stretchers, Scroll Frames.

They have this lap/table stand, http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/lap/table-stand-adjustable-705889/ , which is nothing more than 2 legs, each attaching to an end of the scroll rod sticking out of the side bars. I used to use this lap stand, until I got the relatively cheap floor stand (which I have modified a few times for my needs): http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/universal-craft-stand-647347/ I don't stitch in bed, always on the couch, so the floor stand works better for me now (and it holds scrolls, QSnaps, and hoops - because I use all of them, depending on what project I am working on Smile )

These are all pretty economical, if you want to test drive something - there are of course various stands out there, from this price range on up. Once I got used to two-handed stitching, I hate having to hold any frame (travel projects) - it's soooo slow to me now Smile
TGR
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Joined: 05 Jan 2011
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Location: Texas
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2:31 pm Mar 10, 2011

thanks everyone for all your advise.. i did purchase one... but now I need to get new dowel rods that measure long enough... By the way.. here is a link of my work.. Cool

[url]http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=1299684468259&set=a.1299683468234.33836.1714837207&theater[/url]

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TGR
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Joined: 05 Jan 2011
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Location: Texas
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2:36 pm Mar 10, 2011

[quote="TGR"]Greetings all,

New to this forum, however, been xx-stitching 30 plus years. LOVE Scarlet Quince...

I am currently stitching A Midsummers Eve on a plastic hoop. this works well, however, i have noticed the weight of the hoop is making my elbow hurt from holding up all that weight of 24' x 36' material. Have read the solutions suggestions on this site and am considering a scroll stand, but cant find one at local shops that is large enough for the material and since I have never seen this 'creature' in action, i have no idea how to make 36 inches fit on a 12 inch scroll.. anyone have any suggestion as to what brand or sites to visit. when I google I am overwhelmed with options that I am not sure what will work and what will not.

I usually sit in bed to stitch so I was thinking a lap stand, however, one that is versital will probably work best for me.[/quote]

here is a link for my work so far.. this is after one year stutching is spare time. WHEW..

[url]http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=1299684468259&set=a.1299683468234.33836.1714837207&theater[/url]
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