Thursday, October 10, 2019

Some Solutions to a Problem

Recently I was asked how I handled a long pattern drooping on the frame and twisting.  Oh Glorious Day isn't really that long but was annoying when it would twist around my floor stand.  

There are a few things I've done in the past but this is how I'm handling the problem this time.  I have a few 'kilt pins' and rolled up the excess rug and pinned thru all the layers on the outer margin of the rug.  One pin on the left side.....
...and another pin on the right side.  You  can see the roll is still tight.  
However, if it was a really long and heavier rug you could also take a length of yarn and thread through the middle of the rug and tie it up to prevent it from unrolling.  I have also done that when the rug was a long runner.

Have heard of people placing a TV tray or other table in the back and placing the rug on that.  But since I turn my frame that wouldn't be of any help for me.

Have a great evening.

Saundra


6 comments:

  1. I love having kilt pins around and you proved how handy they are! I taught Scottish highland dancing before my head injury so I have quite a few kilt pins gathered from thirty years of wearing kilts lol. Good strong fasteners!

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  2. Good tip, when I did my 6 ft runner I put a chair next to my frame. The back of the chair closest to me and had it go over the back and into the seat of the chair. I do not spin my frame so I had no issue. But it also keeps it so you can move your frame a bit without causing a tangle.
    cathy

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  3. Great tips!
    Have done a similiar thing when doing a runner,,,
    Have good weekend,,,

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  4. I constantly turn my work, too, so a table would not work for me either. Have not hooked a really big rug...but have even fought with medium sized ones. One of these days I need to get my Snapdragon on a floor stand and see how that works.

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