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08 June 2002 @ 09:50 am
 
Yesterday I did some embroidery, for about 3 or 4 hours. Which made my back tired - the thing I'm embroidering is very wide, and not very tall, so it won't fit horizontally on the frame, so I can't put it on the frame I have which has a stand (or I'd have to stitch an odd way up). Instead it's on the other frame and I propped it up on the dining table and sat on one of the armchairs .. it was still a little low though, so I hunched over it a bit. Still, I stitched most of a penguin :) I've only been working at this one off and on for 5 years, maybe I'll finish sometime ;)
 
 
 
jaq: bunnyjaq on June 8th, 2002 02:28 am (UTC)
Argh! Not more penguins!
nirikinanirikina on June 8th, 2002 11:57 am (UTC)
I'd be inclined to use a hoop as they're lighter to hold. I buy all my x-stitch stuff online at www.sewandso.co.uk I think the hoops go up to 12 inches diameter. They also do really cool "seat-frames" which have a base you push under your thigh when you're sitting down instead of a large floor stand.
Margaretpling on June 8th, 2002 02:59 pm (UTC)
I generally use two hands to sew (one above, one below the fabric) so a hoop has never seemed convenient. That stand sounds interesting, though ... my one is a lap one rather than a floor one, but it still only holds the frame in one orientation so isn't much use if you've had to put the fabric on the other way round.
nirikina: mushroom-head May 2002nirikina on June 8th, 2002 04:48 pm (UTC)

Apparently with this seat-frame you can buy different size hoops for it, but I would be inclined to buy or make my own clamp so that I could attach any of my frames to it. I'm sure with a bit of padding it could hold standard hoops and big chunky roller-frames. Ooh, you've got me thinking now :-)