I am finishing up Lady Godiva, well I have about 3 months to go so"almost there" in my book. I am going to tackle sense of taste, Lady and the Unicorn next. I plan to use 20 count aida so my material will be 54x36. I used a hoop on Lady Godiva. I couldn't make the scroll frame work for me. Too heavy, clunky, and big. I've thought about trying a scroll again for my next project, but because this piece is longer than it is tall I would either have to stitch with the scroll vertical going up and down with my customary start in the upper left corner,, it's pretty uncomfortable and awkward, or start my work from the upper right corner and turn it sideways making the side the top, if that makes sense. Wondering how other have handled this conundrum? I have not had issues with hoop marks on Lady Godiva, but it would be nice to not mess with the hoop and rolling up the edges every day. Ideas? Where can I get scroll frames that are big enough?
quote:Originally posted by Pavlova1000 Where can I get scroll frames that are big enough?
You can get wooden dowels the length you need at a hardware store and replace the short ones in a scroll frame you already have.
Thanks! Went to the hardware store and have 48 inch dowels in hand. Now another question. How do I attach the fabric to the dowl? Duct tape fixes just about everything, but not sure that is the answer for this one or not. I guess I could use staples?
I have done a couple of different things with wooden dowels - on my SQ, I tacked a strip of aida the length of my project, the aida was about 6 inches long, so it would wrap completely around at least once, and cover the tacks. Then I basted my project to that. It was a tedious process that I did not enjoy.
Just recently, I bought a couple of new frames from Judy ODell's Just a Thought - she recommends blue Painter's Tape, which I used on a project I had on the new frame for 3 weeks, and it worked great and left zero residue. Do NOT use duct tape or masking tape, that stuff leaves goo all over! Judy also recommends velcro, one side of which goes on the rod, then the other on the fabric - but you haver to have extra fabric, as you cut the velcro off at the end, rather than remove it.
See Judy's blog here - there are links at the top right for her products: http://www.justathought.net/bl/
I use a floor stand, I don't ever hold whatever frame I am using, so the weight of a scroll rod or QSnaps isn't an issue for me; if you don't have a stand, you have to keep the weight in mind.