Well since I just posted an update on Sunday of Duck Collage there's not much progress to show today. But here it is anyway.....
Now for this month's topic question:
March 23 - Topic: Do you use hoops, stretcher bars, lap stands or Q snap frames and why? (via CathieJ)
I first started stitching with hoops because at the time that's all I knew of. Back in the late 1960's there wasn't that much available around here at the time. We had department and fabric stores, but I can't remember any (strictly speaking) craft stores. I still use hoops but very rarely.
Now days as my projects have gotten bigger I needed something to accommodate the larger sizes of fabric and not leave hoop rings so I moved on to scroll frames (or stretcher bars).
With my home made 36" wide scroll frames came the problem of how to hold them. Answer... Make my own scroll frame table and cradle (or lap stand). Scroll Frame Cradle & Table
Q-Snap frames were kind of a happy accident. I needed something to start Duck Collage on but everything I had was in use and I didn't want to deal with hoop rings; so I decided to buy a 17x17 set to see what it was like. I was surprised at how drum tight the Aida fabric is using it. I'm not very happy about how the fabric is distorted in the corners, but as I'm using Aida I don't mind; in fact I think I'll keep this Q-snap frame strictly for aida kit projects.
Happy Stitching everyone and Thanks for stopping by.....