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A fabric question 
2nd-Dec-2005 08:59 pm
Is sail cloth an even weave fabric?

For the record I hate stitching on it.

Edit: I also thought it worth mention that it is a pre-printed kit.

Further editing: I finished it at 0600 on the 3rd. *CHEERS*
3rd-Dec-2005 06:45 am (UTC)
Preprinted? Ew. Also, sail cloth? Never heard of stitching on that. Not tempted to try it, either!
3rd-Dec-2005 08:08 am (UTC)
Yes very Ew. I wouldn't recommend it, nor do I think I will ever try it again. This is a UFO from '97. I am remembering why I must have put it down, thought it was almost completed.
3rd-Dec-2005 07:33 am (UTC)
Sounds intriging, never heard of it... I'll be curious to hear what you find out!
3rd-Dec-2005 07:35 am (UTC)
For the record, I dont think its the same as what we traditionally call evenweave in the stitchy world, since that is soft and a pleasure to stitch on. i imagine sail cloth to be a bit rougher in texture.
3rd-Dec-2005 08:20 am (UTC)
That's a relief, because I have several patterns on my WTD list that are done on even weave and it looks so soft and pretty. This kind of feels a little softer then canvas. Very sturdy too.
3rd-Dec-2005 08:17 am (UTC)
I found out that I don't like it one bit. I am stitching it and grumbling under my breath the entire time. Luckily I am almost finished.
3rd-Dec-2005 10:19 am (UTC)
The only sail cloth I know is the canvas stuff they use for sail boats... and after seeing a sail maker swear at it, I wouldn't want to deal with it.
3rd-Dec-2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
hehe Yep that sounds like this. The good news is that my little brother won't care that my stitching looks terrible. ^_^
3rd-Dec-2005 05:59 pm (UTC) - You need one of these.
http://v1.travelements.com/graphics/shop_photo/shopphoto303.gif This is a sailor's palm. It's a uber thimble, it's what they use to get through the cloth. Basically, the hard part of the thimble is on the meaty part of your palm.

Also something else that might help if you can find them, sail needles are triangle shaped instead of round. It's that shape again, because of the weight of the cloth.
3rd-Dec-2005 09:48 pm (UTC) - Re: You need one of these.
I think I could have used that with this. I started using my nylon nose pliers for beading to pull the needle through the fabric and through when tucking my tails. I am hoping that the framing will be much more pleasant.
4th-Dec-2005 07:37 am (UTC)
Went to Michaels and every freaking Cross-stitch kit I liked was dern printed X or color one..Gahhhhh
4th-Dec-2005 10:01 am (UTC)
Ack! That sucks. I have decided that I don't like the printed kind. I'm not sure about the color ones, I don't think I've seen/done one but I can't imagine I would like it any better. Counted is definitely the way for me. I was at Michael's today and found way too many to buy... Today. ;)
7th-Dec-2005 08:40 pm (UTC)
The colored ones are way worse because not only are they telling you were the X goes as in the printed but they have printed the pic onto the fabric which looks exactly like the project...it makes you feel like whats the point...since the whole fun of it is killed. I mean who wants to work on something that to all purposes looks already done? The best part about counted cross-stitch is the slow reavealing of the pattern. It's like magic.
5th-Dec-2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
Pictures :)
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