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sverzino
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2:17 pm Jun 27, 2011

I'm doing "Kissing the Face of God" on 22ct Aidia with 26 tapestry needles. So far I have the faces done and a little less than 1/3 of the background. I've jumped around the veil to the face so I'd have something interesting to look at vs. just the background. Very Happy
sverzino
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2:20 pm Jun 27, 2011

I forgot to mention....your "The Promise" looks beautiful in the gallery! Congratulations. I don't use a scroll. I stitch in hand. I roll the fabric up so after completing need to wash & iron the backside to stop it from curling. I started at the top left corner and worked down. I think I've answered all the questions now. Laughing
laraine
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2:47 pm Jun 27, 2011

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I forgot to mention....your "The Promise" looks beautiful in the gallery! Congratulations. I don't use a scroll. I stitch in hand. I roll the fabric up so after completing need to wash & iron the backside to stop it from curling. I started at the top left corner and worked down. I think I've answered all the questions now. Laughing


Do you have problems getting aida material to lie flat after project is completed? You really cannot tell it after it is stretched and framed. I washed my picture of the Promise in cold water and Ivory laundry soap. It really bunched up. I tried to flatten it out with a steam iron. The frame shop stretched it out. It looks good but I sure was scared about it. I wish they made some kind of glove you could wear so you would not get oil on it from your hands and have to wash it. laraine
laraine
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2:52 pm Jun 27, 2011

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I chose "Kissing the Face of God" by Morgan Weistling. I'm doing a picture for each of my kids to have after I'm long gone. This one is for my youngest who will always be my baby no matter how old he gets. Very Happy


What fabric are you using? I will be starting Kissing the Face of God in a few weeks. I just finished The Promise. 18 ct is easy for me to work on. 32 ct evenweave takes a lot more thinking and finding where you are.

laraine
sverzino
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8:15 am Jun 28, 2011

What fabric are you using? I will be starting Kissing the Face of God in a few weeks. I just finished The Promise. 18 ct is easy for me to work on. 32 ct evenweave takes a lot more thinking and finding where you are.

laraine[/quote]

I have a similar experience which is why I've settled for a middle of the road compromise of 22 ct. It gives me the finer definition I like while still be manageable from a counting perspective. I've had good results with ironing the backside after washing and drying flat. I'll stretch it by hand a few times while it's drying.
laraine
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10:27 am Jun 28, 2011

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What fabric are you using? I will be starting Kissing the Face of God in a few weeks. I just finished The Promise. 18 ct is easy for me to work on. 32 ct evenweave takes a lot more thinking and finding where you are.

laraine


I have a similar experience which is why I've settled for a middle of the road compromise of 22 ct. It gives me the finer definition I like while still be manageable from a counting perspective. I've had good results with ironing the backside after washing and drying flat. I'll stretch it by hand a few times while it's drying.[/quote]

Has anyone out there used Fiddlers Aida? It is 50% cotton, 42% polyester, and 8% linen. It should lie flat I hope. It is thicker, so there is maybe space inside this thickness to bind on or off. I think I will try it. I have to hold up on Kissing the Face of God. I have a daughter that thinks she has to have The Promise. So, I will need to drop everything and make another one. Then do Kiss the Face of God.
cterm523
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2:02 pm Jun 28, 2011

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My charts have arrived...they only took a week, and that includes a weekend...amazing or what..I'm very pleased. I've photocopied the pages and enlarged them slightly, that way I can mark off where I've been without spoiling the original. I shall be starting on 'The Castle'. Wink

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I copy the pages too so I can line up the two pages for consistent stitching going from page to page.
rifestitch
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8:39 am Jul 01, 2011

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I copy the pages too so I can line up the two pages for consistent stitching going from page to page.


I do that, too - sometimes I'll have 2-3 pages bent, mangled, feld, and cobbled together on my magnet board with every magnet strip I can find Smile Which I usually knock off several times, tightening the grips on my floor stand, so I gotta go put it all back the way it was Shocked Rolling Eyes
cterm523
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10:53 am Jul 01, 2011

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Wow that sounds exactly like me

I copy the pages too so I can line up the two pages for consistent stitching going from page to page.


I do that, too - sometimes I'll have 2-3 pages bent, mangled, feld, and cobbled together on my magnet board with every magnet strip I can find Smile Which I usually knock off several times, tightening the grips on my floor stand, so I gotta go put it all back the way it was Shocked Rolling Eyes
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