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divinenanny
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10:01 am May 01, 2009

Oh I have the Pako needleminder too and everything (especially confetti) had gotten along much faster since I have them.

Now the only thing is that the man at my local needlework shop looks at me funny because I come in often to pick up 30 or more new needles Very Happy
Patricia
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10:32 am May 01, 2009

All those needles get in my way. I run off an extra copy of the list of colour symbols and thread through the number, in one side and out the other. then I removed the needle, so the threads are at the symbols without a needle. They can be taken out easily.

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Originally posted by divinenanny
Oh I have the Pako needleminder too and everything (especially confetti) had gotten along much faster since I have them.

Now the only thing is that the man at my local needlework shop looks at me funny because I come in often to pick up 30 or more new needles Very Happy
Alanna
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7:51 pm May 01, 2009

Everybody's got their own ingenious system! Very Happy
Divecat
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3:52 am May 14, 2009

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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


I was unable to source these in the UK, so I have placed an order today with Nordic Needle. Can't wait for them to arrive! Very Happy Many thanks for the recommendation.

Best wishes - Christine Stitching
Patricia
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3:12 pm Dec 10, 2009

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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.

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


HOw are you coming along with your repair system? I hope it holds for you as you have so much of Ehret done now. I love it.!! I hope I can get page 1 done some time in the new year. We will be away for over the holidays so will take a smaller CR St with me to work on..Yes, I will actually start something new..smaller. BTW a good deal of your pics on your site for Ehret are coming up blank for me.
gillsuth7s
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1:56 pm Dec 13, 2009

[quote="Divecat"]Hi Ladies (and Gents)

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

Christine,

Jeepers! What a thing to happen...my condolences...I work from the centre outwards, rather than from the outside inwards, and don't know if this might be the answer in the future. I seal the edges with marginally dilute artists' masking fluid on both sides (belt & braces!), then sew strong waste fabric(generally 14# aida, which I dislike intensely for stitching designs)along the sides, to act as anchor fabric, before gridding. When fixing to the frame in readiness, stitch the top and bottom as is usual, and, if using a scroll frame, scroll the fabric to a reasonably smallish working size, then fix to the sides by stitching from the waste fabric and lacing around the side bars, to get tension (not too tight, but enough for a gentle bounce...not a trampoline type, but a polite one!). When you need to scroll the design, snip away the lacing, and re-lace when the new scroll position is in place.
As far as the current situation goes, I'd go along with the reinforcing the edges idea, by sewing waste fabric along them. Of course it doesn't have to look nasty, but can be something like a slightly heavier weight fabric with a closer weave..a cotton twill might do.
You might then be able to lightly lace the project to your scroll frame as described above, in a palliative way. You've done so much work on it already, it would be just too heart-breaking not to give it major surgery, to save it and make it well! (Excuse me...the nurse in me speaking!!)
Hope this helps,

Gill Stitching
Divecat
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8:34 am Dec 14, 2009

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Originally posted by Patricia
new..smaller. BTW a good deal of your pics on your site for Ehret are coming up blank for me.


Hiya - I think Multiply moved their servers - although some of the pictures look blank in the photo album, if you click on them, they come up - hope this works for you.

Gill - many thanks for your tips on mounting the fabric - I will certainly bear this in mind when I start my next SQ. So far, Ehret is holding up under the strain - I also think my problem was that I didn't take the time to get a straight edge on the fabric, which created the tension. I now remove a thread when prepping the fabric and cut along that to make sure it is square.

Stitching Christine x
Patricia
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12:04 pm Dec 14, 2009

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Originally posted by Patricia
new..smaller. BTW a good deal of your pics on your site for Ehret are coming up blank for me.


Hiya - I think Multiply moved their servers - although some of the pictures look blank in the photo album, if you click on them, they come up - hope this works for you.

Gill - many thanks for your tips on mounting the fabric - I will certainly bear this in mind when I start my next SQ. So far, Ehret is holding up under the strain - I also think my problem was that I didn't take the time to get a straight edge on the fabric, which created the tension. I now remove a thread when prepping the fabric and cut along that to make sure it is square.

Stitching Christine x


It almost looks like it got snagged on something sharp and broke a few threads of the material, or maybe the scissors snipped a thread or two. Question You have done a great job of fixing it.
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