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How do you??
Fri, Sep 15, 2006 2:16 PM
Posted by Pam
How do you stitch on the smaller fabric..ie 22-28-32 types..I know you go over 2 but I can never tell where the holes are and linen really makes me wonder.I know that some of what I have done would have been a lot nicer on those counts but I am just too much of a chicken. Is it because I have never used hoops? Would it help if I was to use one when attempting these sizes??
  • Reply from Cindy
    Friday, September 15, 2006 3:57 PM
    To tell you the truth I have never stitched on thos fabrics either. I do use hoops though and I know that even with the 14 count that it make is much easier so I am sure that it would with any other fabric. I have stitched on the 14 count with and without hoops and will never stitch without a hoop again. Just my opinion
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  • Reply from pam
    Friday, September 15, 2006 4:40 PM
    I have a friend who usually uses those Q snaps. I just don't like holding onto a hoop it makes me feel kluzy(sp).
    I thought maybe if I were to use a hoop it would pull the material tighter and it would be easier to know where to place stitches??
    I am also one of those who hates stamped xstitch. Go to top
  • Reply from  Anita
    Friday, September 15, 2006 4:57 PM
    I have stitched a few projects on 22 count Hardanger. I find this count size not too difficult to stitch on. May I suggest you stitch a small project on a smaller count size to see how you like it? Also, good lighting for me is key no matter what count size I stitch on.

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  • Reply from Karen
    Saturday, September 16, 2006 11:36 PM
    When I first tried a 28 count evenweave, I thought people were nuts! But I took a small design and worked it on a small piece of 28 count jobelan, and the addiction hit me! Now I'd never go back. :) Q-snaps or scroll rods will help. Also a good daylight lamp, so it is easier to see the holes. Take your time and practice on something small first. It really is worth it! Good luck!! Go to top
  • Reply from lael
    Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:46 AM
    I ALSO LOVE EVENWEAVE
    I USE QSNAP AND SOMETIMES I DON'T EVEN USE A HOOP. THE THING THAT IS GREAT ABOUT EVENWEAVE IS THAT 1/2 ,1/4 STITCHES AND BACKSTITCHING ARE MUCH EASIER,BECAUSE YOU DON'T NEED TO FISH FOR A HOLE.
    I ALSO HATE TO GO BACK TO ADIA Go to top
  • Reply from jojo
    Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:34 PM
    it's not the hoop or the frame, it's just a matter of counting. When stitching on aida you go to the next hole, when stitching on evenweave, you go to the next 1 hole (I hope that makes sense). A small project to start with is a good idea. It also helps when you have good light, so stitch during the daytime and choose a place near the window. Go to top
  • Reply from Rose
    Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:38 PM
    I can't understand how anyone can stitch without the aid of a hoop or something similiar. I use scroll frames.

    The older you get, the smaller the cloth seems to get!!! Go to top

  • Reply from susan gray
    Friday, September 22, 2006 4:38 PM
    I was really intimidated by linen at first, but like everyone says, once you
    start, it really is easier than Aida. However, the holes are really small, and I
    wear glasses. I bought a magnifier from Siesta frames that fits right on my
    glasses and I can stitch easily over 2 threads as well as watch TV! hope this
    helps. Go to top
  • Reply from Amanda
    Thursday, October 05, 2006 3:28 PM
    I too freaked out before and as the piece of linen was sitting in front of me waiting for me to calm down. Looking back I wished I started out on evenweave. The holes are a little easier to see. Possibly a 28ct or you can take an ornament size or something small like that and get some 25ct. Not as small but a little less intimadating. Go to top
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    Reply from mary
    Friday, November 03, 2006 7:49 AM
    Hi pam ,i,m always using linen what i do is i let the meedle glide across the fabris and count the holes it hit usually for over 2 you willhit 3 holes the 3rd hiel is the one and i really like the look linen gives me fora project it is always hard the first time but then you get use to it ,try using 28 ct to start that is over 2 but it comes out like the size of 14cy aida ok ,, let me know if you need any more asst,,mary Go to top
    • Reply from pam
      Saturday, November 04, 2006 7:28 AM
      Ok, I think I am ready to try a small sample..maybe some block letters to get the hang of it..thanks for all the encouragments ladies..wish me luck :) Go to top
  • Reply from Sandy O.
    Sunday, November 05, 2006 9:01 PM
    I am working on my first project on evenweave 28 count. Not nearly as bad as I anticipated! I also use Q Snaps to stretch fabric across. I find it much easier that hoops. I was recently in my local framers and a lady brought in 3 beautifully stitched Iris flowers on evenweave they looked fantastic. Good Luck. Go to top