Stretching for stitchers

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Stretching for stitchers
Wed, 08-22-2012 - 1:52pm

I dont know about you, but there are times when my hand cramps, especially if I've been stitching/knitting for some time, or holding a large hoop and lots of extra fabric out of the way... And sometimes it's nearly impossible to relieve that cramp. 

This is aimed at knitters but I'm sure crocheters could use it as could anyone who hand sews or embroiders for any extensive period of time:

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Registered: 07-31-1998
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 11:37pm


I am sure you have seen that really fine Chinese embroidery that is made with silk about the width of the human hair. I was so surprised when I was in China at one of the embroidery factories to see that they had posted eye exercise to prevent the stitchers from blindness. I hope they used the exercises and that it helped. There were no old people doing this embroidery.