Wednesday, September 20, 2006

OK, as you asked ...


Yes - when I need a magnifier I use a clip-on. For over-one linen thread stitching, I use a magnifer constantly. I have a magnifier on a base which I frequently use while 'finishing' needlework.


After stitching, I fold the frame flat -- If I plan to work on another project, I change the scroll bars [top and bottom]. The base can be adjusted to fit the scroll bars. Lastly, I put everything into pillowcases & store in my wardrobe. My MIL bought me 20 pillowcases at a resale shop [no, I'm not kidding] which I use all the time.

4 comments:

Leah said...

That looks like a great set-up. Does looking through the magnifier give you a headache? I'm been thinking about trying one, but I'm not sure if I'll like it.

Kitty said...

Thank you so much Lelia!! That's a very precious lesson to me!!! Now I see what I need and how to use them... Hm, still need to learn more about fabrics and threads...

There aren't many people here doing cross stitching in Hong Kong, so it's difficult to find such equipment, the variety of threads and fabrics also not many.. What a shame!

Chelle said...

I couldn't live without my magnifiers! They are 2nd only to a good light on my list of stitching must-haves. I like the way you have your "nest" set up!

Barbara said...

I was just discussing magnifiers with my DH a couple of evenings ago. I need one, too, if I want to continue to enjoy over-one stitching. This looks like an ideal setup. :)

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