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TGR
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Joined: 05 Jan 2011
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Location: Texas
Midsummers Eve     Reply with quote  
 
 
2:26 pm Mar 10, 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.[/quote]

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

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=1299684468259&set=a.1299683468234.33836.1714837207&theater
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Posts: 420
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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10:48 am Mar 15, 2011

If you use a scroll frame that uses plain rods (no notches or screws on the end) you can just go to a hardware store or hobby shop even and buy a couple the right length.
(Welcome to the forum, and btw, your link only works for people who are on FB. Those of us who steer clear of it can't see your work.)
TGR
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Joined: 05 Jan 2011
Posts: 10
Location: Texas
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2:23 pm May 29, 2012

BarBaraPrz Thankx for the info.. i have taken your advise, and since COMPLETED my first SQ masterpiece.. MidSummers Eve... Smile.. my picts are on the Gallery..

I did purchase rods from the hardware store, however, had difficulty attaching the fabric... and Well.. got frustrated and simply used my husbands staple gun... Embarassed ... this actually worked quite well and held the fabric tight, but after months the fabric became stretched a little into waves along the top and bottom edges, where the staples went in.. Sad

also another problem was after stitching, the fabric became loose on both 3 inch edge's and i could not get fabric pulled tight... any suggestions on this one?

Over ALL i am sooo glad for this forum, since i didnt even know what a lapstand was.. "never heard of such".. Laughing and my stitch time goes really fast with the use of both hands..
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Posts: 420
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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7:29 pm May 29, 2012

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Originally posted by TGR
...but after months ... the fabric became loose on both 3 inch edge's and i could not get fabric pulled tight... any suggestions on this one?




The fabric didn't actually get loose. It got thicker where you stitched on it.
If you fold over the edge about an inch on either side, it makes up for the added thickness of the stitched area.
mary-sue
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Joined: 23 Apr 2011
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Location: canada
elbow pain     Reply with quote  
 
 
7:31 am Jun 07, 2012

I too use a hoop to stitch. Unfortunately, I have developed tennis elbow from holding the hoop in my left hand. I am on anti-inflammatory drugs to try to relieve the pain and swelling. I would be very interested in suggestions for floor frames that hold the material tight. I did buy a lap scroll frame but the material sagged in the middle. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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