"When I learned to use the stretcher bars my work improved greatly!!
I mostly use the bars you put together yourself size to fit canvas.
I use painter tape or fabric to finish the edges.
Then I use thumb tacks to attach to the bars.
You must give…"
I have found benefit in working on a frame when you use decorative stitches. But there are a variety of frames, as you are finding out.
I think you will find that everyone has a personal preference. For instance, I prefer a…"
So far all my needlepoint has been kits, using continental and basketweave stitch, and I have used Edmunds frames. I am thinking of signing up for the Carole Lake and Michael Boren class on St. Margaret's Star, and they recommend the Evertite frames. So I have two questions: have you found this makes a significant difference in your work? And how do you attach the canvas to the Evertite frames?
"Thank you for the mention of the Shining Needle Society. I am thinking of signing up for the new Saint Margaret's Star project. All of my needlepoint so far has been done on kits, using basketweave and continental stitches, and I…"
"Thanks Liz, that was exactly what I was getting at, and I think Shirley got it as well. I get into the digital design and then have to remember when it comes time to weave it -- or stitch it -- I have to remember to let the second medium, the fiber…"
"Neki and all, I struggle with the following issues: how complete to make a digital image, or anything that is going to function as a design for fiber art, and then how to create a woven interpretation, rather than reproduction, of the digital image.…"
"Thanks Shirley and Faith. I am really pleased to have found a group trying similar kinds of work. My wonky old laptop struggles with graphic software, which can be frustrating, but my next attempt is going to be working with layers. That is a super…"
Hi, no this is digital design. I have the Gimp photo editing programme, but you can do the same with photoshop. There is a digital design group here, where there are a couple links to instructions on how to use these programmes. I have actually printed out one of them onto linen and am looking forward to stitching it.. There is another one with aqua and off white, which I am doing at the moment. I have just learned this and am fascinated by it.