Do you display your crafted pieces?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Do you display your crafted pieces?
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Fri, 11-25-2011 - 11:14am

Is your stitchery framed and up on the wall or made into pillows, throws or other decor accessories? Are your quilts hung on a display rack or used on your bed? Are your softies displayed --- dolls or toys on shelves or chairs or your bed, ornaments on trees or other display stands, etc.? Are there knit or crocheted afghans on your sofa?



CL for "

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 11:37am
do I display them?? nope - except for photo albums
but other people do!
:(1)
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Registered: 07-21-1998
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 1:07pm

Mostly I don't make anything without a use. Mittens, hats, halloween costumes, considering curtains. "Display" is a non-starter. I was collecting limited edition prints long enough that I don't have enough walls for display, anyway.

Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 6:44pm
scram1341 wrote:
do I display them?? nope - except for photo albums
but other people do!
:(1)


That is a good thing! That means the work you do is appreciated!



CL for "

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 6:45pm
ca_dreamer wrote:

Mostly I don't make anything without a use. Mittens, hats, halloween costumes, considering curtains. "Display" is a non-starter. I was collecting limited edition prints long enough that I don't have enough walls for display, anyway.


I know what you mean about wall space. By thte time DH geot finished hanging his Chinese peices, there were only one or two places left on teh wall for ANYTHING else!



CL for "

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 6:52pm

When I first started stitchery, all my needlepoint was turned into pillows and there are six of them on the sofa in the sunroom - a little the worse for wear from kitten claws and the like.

I have a few framed cross-stitch pieces on the walls: one in the kitchen, two in the guest bath and four (actually a set) in the guest bath.



CL for "

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Registered: 05-23-2001
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 8:57pm

Most of what I make I've given away.

Liz

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 9:09pm
I remember that swap! Glad you liked it!



CL for "

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Registered: 07-31-1998
Sat, 11-26-2011 - 1:49am

Some was made into pillows that no longer fit my decor. Some the moths got into when I used to stitch with wool and aren't usable or repairable. Some has been given away to mostly family members and a very few really close friends. This rest is hanging on the walls around here. Christmas stuff spends most of its time above my desk where I can see it daily. It moves out into the rest of the house about now and comes back to my office in January. Things which are smaller get moved around the house all the time. The rest is "put away" in a closet.

When I did the exhibit and tea last year I was surprised at the volume of stuff I have made. Things like afghans didn't even come out! Most knitting has been given away.

But one important thing that crafty people need to do is to take a picture of their work before it is given away. You need to list where you got the pattern and what threads you used and when you made it and who you gave it to. It is really important for your craft history and sometimes for insurance purposes. I had all my threads, books and projects listed on a computer program and then my hard disk died. I lost everything! To re-create this I would have to start over again and that aint going to happen.