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jenmore23
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Location: Frederick, MD
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6:00 am Aug 31, 2006

Here's what is probably a silly question: When you are using scroll frames does the fabric go over the rods (so that you can't see the rods and rolled up fabric) or under?

Looking at various websites I saw most people doing it under, some doing it over and then saw one scroll frame manufacturer website where they had one over and one under on the same frame.

Is there a right or wrong way to do this?

Just wondering...
Jen.
spiceglider
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Joined: 14 Mar 2005
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Location: North Alabama
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11:03 am Aug 31, 2006

Hi Jen,

I don't think there is a right or wrong way. It comes down to personal preference. I roll mine under the bar, so the back is exposed around the rod. That way I don't panic if I haven't washed my hands well enough and a little dirt transfers from my hands or something to the back of it. Also, less traumatic if I try to clean it up.

Another advantage of rolling under. If you drop your needle (unthreaded) on your work and it rolls away, the bottom scroll works as a lip to catch it. I've had that happen more than once.

More later,
Karen...
rifestitch
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1:38 pm Aug 31, 2006

I have always rolled mine under, like Spiceglider said, to keep the wear & tear off of the stitches and on the backside. If you are one to take your project off every time you put it up for the day, then that might not be of great concern to you, but projects of mine stay on scrolls indefinitely, so that is a huge issue for me.

And I use that lip to catch the needles I drop, and a place to rest my magnet board and highlighter, as well!

Hope this helps!
spiceglider
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9:35 pm Aug 31, 2006

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Originally posted by rifestitch
... and a place to rest my magnet board and highlighter, as well!

Hope this helps!


I wasn't going to mention that, but I put my snippers and magnet board there, too. Embarassed I try to be good and keep it all in it's place, but sometimes it's just more comfortable to put them on the scroll. Sorry. Rolling Eyes

karen...
galadriel
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Location: Northern CA
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6:36 pm Sep 01, 2006

I love my scroll frame. I have been using them for about 15 years. I always roll mine under, so that the back is what you hold on to. Just as others have suggested, it keeps the front cleaner.
Gala
Hibrida
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Location: northern California, USA
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7:50 pm Mar 31, 2007

I've two scroll-framed projects in progress, rolled two different ways. I'd not particularly thought about it.

The completed stitching gets rolled inward on each.

The larger project un-rolls the same way.

The smaller project, my carry-along, has the unworked area rolled opposite. The unworked fabric *does* get dirtier that way, but I can hook the under edge on available protruberances, like having an extra hand to half-hold the frame. Whatever doesn't get rinsed out before finishing will be covered by the mat.

Hibrida
Fibreartist
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12:59 pm Dec 29, 2008

I always roll under as well. I want the back of my stitching on the outside.
Gina in Vancouver BC
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