Wednesday, September 5, 2007

To Frame Or Not To Frame, That Is The Question

While many point lace books and resources take a firm stand that the usage of a framework is not necessary for most projects, I am not able to conceive of working any point lace undertaking without one.

There are two of import grounds to utilize a framework for needlepoint. The first and most of import ground for using a framework is to forestall the canvass from becoming contorted by the stitches. The 2nd ground back ups the first reason. Working with a framework will liberate your hands, allowing you to keep an even beat as you work the acerate leaf up and down through the canvas. This volition enable you to maintain your stitch latent hostility even. An even stitch latent hostility is the major factor in preventing canvass distortion. Proper stitch latent hostility will let the narration to be kept tight around the canvass threads. Stitch latent hostility that is too loose volition cause snagging. Stitch latent hostility that is too tight will, again, falsify the canvas. If the canvass goes severely distorted, finishing the undertaking with a wall framework may go impossible.

There are two basic types of point lace frameworks – the unit of ammunition (hoop) framework and the consecutive frame.

The hoop framework is sometimes referred to as the embroidery framework frame. This unit of ammunition framework dwells of two rings (hoops). The canvass or stuff would be placed on top of the littler hoop and the bigger hoop would then be placed over the littler hoop (with the canvas) and tightened by an outside screw. The cloth must be kept tight when the bigger hoop is screwed in. Hoop frameworks are suited to mulct elaborate work (like embroidery) and should be used when working with softer canvases, such as as aida fabric or linen. Hoop frameworks are available in many sizes, from four ins to twelve ins in diameter. They are also available with many fond regards that aid do working your undertaking a small easier. The most common hoop framework is the Hand-Held Hoop. This is an extremely portable hoop framework and is available in wood, plastic or metal. The Standing Hoop is the basic hand-held hoop attached to a flooring stand. These are generally made of wood and can be adjusted for tallness and hoop angle. The Buttocks Hoop is the basic hand-held hoop attached to a level stand. This hoop base may be worked on a table. The most common usage for the Buttocks Hoop is to sit down on the level portion of the base and work your project. This is where the name come ups from. It should be noted that the angle of the hoop may not be adjustable with the Buttocks Hoop. There are also hoops available with clamps that attach to the side of a table. These are tallness and angle adjustable.

The consecutive framework have also been referred to as the slate frame. The most commonly used consecutive framework is the Coil Frame. This framework dwells of two dowel pins that tantrum into two consecutive sides. The sides are generally secured by prison guards on each of the four corners. These prison guards are used to fasten the sides to the dowels. Coil Frames are especially utile for big pieces. The canvass would be attached (flat-head thumbtacks are best) to each dowel, with the underside dowel pin pin being turned - or scrolled - until the canvass is tight. The sides of the canvass would then necessitate to be attached to the two consecutive wooden sides. Again, flat-head thumbtacks work best. This pullings the canvass in four directions. Once you have got finished working the country that is visible, simply take the side thumbtacks, unscrew the tightener screws, axial rotation (scroll) the canvass up until you attain the adjacent part of your piece, fasten the tightener prison guards and attach the canvass to the sides, again, with flat-head thumbtacks. Another common consecutive framework is the Stretcher Barroom Frame. The Stretcher Barroom Framework dwells of four consecutive wooden pieces that are assembled to make a square or rectangle. The canvass is attached to all four consecutive wooden pieces (flat-head thumbtacks are best, but you may utilize staples). This framework is available in many different sizes. Be certain to take a size that is sufficient for your piece. The interior measurings of the framework should be slightly bigger than the country of the canvass that is to be worked. Stretcher Barroom Frames may also be used to frame in the finished piece. As with hoop frames, consecutive frameworks have got a few fond regards available to do your undertaking easier to work. Straight frameworks may be mounted on flooring stands, keeping your custody completely free. The tallness and angle of the framework are adjustable with flooring stands. Some consecutive frameworks come up equipped with a sit-on stand. Again, the tallness and angle of the framework are adjustable.

The concluding determination about working with a framework is, of course, up to you. A listing of suggested frameworks and framework accoutrements may be establish on the right side of the stitchopedia Frames page.

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