I have not had lighting that I loved upstairs at all. I thought that little clamp on light was going to do the trick but it didn’t. In fact, it ended up being pretty bad.
The round based Brightech downstairs works really well for me. I’ve been using it downstairs since June and it is great. The same light but with a base that doesn’t roll has not worked so well for me with the recliners upstairs that do not swivel. I’m still not sure if it’s the swivel recliner, the lighting in the sewing room or what that is making such a big difference.
With A Changed World, I had been working on it upstairs and was not enjoying the project at all. I’m using Fox & Rabbit 36 count Baked Clay linen. It’s the called for linen and everyone has raved about Fox & Rabbit’s linen. This is the first time I’ve used it but I have several pieces of it. I had convinced myself it was a problem with the linen. In fact, I had decided that my linen must have been marked wrong and had to be at least 46 count so I measured the stitched area and it measured exactly what it should for 36 count. OK . . ruled that out. I wasn’t liking this linen at all and was sad I had invested in several other pieces.
Then I moved the entire operation downstairs with the better lighting and what a difference. The stitches look so much better, the linen is very easy to stitch on and I love it.
I am surprised that the lighting I thought was good, was bad enough to cause such problems so please, if you’re new and wanting to use linen, do whatever it takes to find a light that works . . and then tell me which light you found that works! 🙂