Sunday, November 3, 2019

Trying Something New ~ Stitching In Hand

"Stitching in hand"
which means stitching without a hoop or frame.

I learned this method from
Kimberly Jolly @ Fat Quarter Shop Flosstube
which I watch every week
whether I am actively working on a cross stitch project or not.


I last worked on this project, 
and was using this heavy wooden frame.
It worked well, but I want my project to be easier to carry with me
to stitch wherever I happen to be.

Since I am a seasonal stitcher and quilter,
I put this away during the warm weather and growing season.
It is cold here now and we had a killing frost last night.
Time to bring out the cold weather projects.


So I am trying this new method.
So far so good.

Linking up today with

Slow Sunday Stitching

Slow Sunday Stitching @ Kathy's Quilts

Lots of lovely projects in the links.

Happy Sunday Stitching!


moosecraft said...

I recently changed to Aida from linen mainly because it is easier on the eyes....but I find I like it better because I can stitch in hand with it too! ;-) It must have a good amount of starch in it or something... said...

I usually hoop my projects just, but big projects are on frame attached to a stand.

Denise :) said...

There are some stitches which are just easier to stitch out of the hoop -- and some I find easier in the hoop. When I took the master embroidery class, they had us in and out of the hoop all the time, depending on the stitch! Your stitches are beautiful! :)

Jacqueline said...
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claudia said...

I haven't tried "stitch in hand", I don't know if it would make it easier or harder to stitch with my arthritic hands. (I still muscle through the pains...addicted to sewing!!!)

Natureluvr57 said...

I can only stitch in hand on Aida but as I get older my hands do cramp up more so I stick to my hoops or frames. I think Q snaps are the worse for weaker hands but so many people love them. Guess one should try different methods and tools to find out what they like the most. I do love blue fabrics.

Unknown said...

I would love to meet other cross stitchers. Is there a club nearby to Rochester, NH?