Many stitchers have their favorite ways to stitch. I still haven’t figured out which way of stitching I like best. I do like stitching in hand but my work gets so wrinkled. It’s easy to flip it and see the back side or fix something that needs to be fixed. I want to find a way to stitch and love it.
So far, I haven’t. I think the first thing I tried was the Q-Snap. It’s ok. One of the problems I have with that is that I seem to travel around a lot when stitching. I often do the outline of the whole border before doing anything else. I think I’d like the Q-Snap method better if I worked on one space, did all the stitching there, then moved to the next space.
Next, I ordered a Rolaframe lap stand. I didn’t know enough about what I was doing and should have waited. I had just started stitching. I didn’t realize that the Rolaframes are limited in the size they can handle by that bar across the back. A second (or third or more) back boards can be ordered but those are expensive.
Next I ordered a 28″ Rolaframe floor stand.
The “frames” for the Rolaflrame come right out so I can have several frames and not have to take the linen in and out of the frame.
Next, I ordered a K’s Creations Original lap stand that will accommodate a piece of linen that’s 13 – 22″.
Next, I ordered a K’s Creations Large lap frame that will accommodate a piece of linen that’s 22″ – 36″.
With the K’s Creations stands, there are canvas leaders and the linen is pinned or basted to the canvas.
Then, I ordered the Lowery frame and that’s the one I like the best. It will hold a Q-snap and it will hold the Rolaframe frames, as well as most any frame/scroll bars.
I think if I would sit down and stitch and not have to keep getting up and down and stop and do other things, I could learn to like one or more of these stitching frames. It’s so easy when stitching in hand to pick it up and put it down 10 times an hour.
I’m done buying frames! Really, all of these were purchased pretty much when I first started stitching. The Lowery was the last one I bought and that was way last year – August, 2021.
I’m sure they’re all great frames . . I just need to get used to using them.
Which frame(s)? do you love using? Any tips for me other than just do it?