Large Projects

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Large Projects
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Mon, 02-11-2013 - 11:05am

This article deals with projects that take a lot of time --- that's how Sharon B defines "large": http://pintangle.com/2012/07/04/work-in-progress-wednesday-tips-for-managing-large-projects/ and it's good advice that I wish I had read before signing up for a year-long project like "Kimono - Revisited"> It might have meade me a little more patient...

However, when I first found the link, I was hoping for tips on handling projects too large for your frame or hoop or q-snaps or... OK, I know that one can move a hoop or Q-Snaps around but when there are beads involved, that won't work, and in-hand embroidery sometimes isn't appropriate either. Any tips, anyone?



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Registered: 07-31-1998
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 2:04am

What interesting suggestions and I agree about her time frame for the "hump". I am trying to show some discipline and get the kimono finished before I start something else. And I am making progress. I think her suggestions about a design journal and getting all the supplies together in the beginning are really right on.

One of my problems with the Shining Needle Society is that they offer too many interesting things and I have only completed one but I have purchased 5. That makes it too expensive! I have to be more careful with my splurges. I saw one the other that I really would like to do but if I don't get the kimono closer to being finished and the Jane Zimmerman started I am not purchasing the one I saw. Mt needlepoint guild is having a national teacher come in October with a project that I want to do and so I have to calendar that or it too will become a WISP.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 1:43am

I haven't had a chance to look at the article yet. But I have had to have a special frame made at the local frame shop for a project that was too large. I have another trianglepoint of tumbling blocks that will never get finished because it required add in another piece of canvas and unfortunately I didn't get the warp weft correct so it is just a smige off. This is after the piece was about 6 feet long. That one was on a floor frame that your rolled up. You had to sit under it. Kaffe Fassett shows canvases attached to the wall and people standing in front of them stitching on them but he uses 10 mesh canvas so it can get done. I don't want to do anything that large!

I am off to work on my kimono. I will get this thing finished!! I think I am on 92 now! So the end is in sight.

 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 1:43am

I haven't had a chance to look at the article yet. But I have had to have a special frame made at the local frame shop for a project that was too large. I have another trianglepoint of tumbling blocks that will never get finished because it required add in another piece of canvas and unfortunately I didn't get the warp weft correct so it is just a smige off. This is after the piece was about 6 feet long. That one was on a floor frame that your rolled up. You had to sit under it. Kaffe Fassett shows canvases attached to the wall and people standing in front of them stitching on them but he uses 10 mesh canvas so it can get done. I don't want to do anything that large!

I am off to work on my kimono. I will get this thing finished!! I think I am on 92 now! So the end is in sight.