Well, after talking about my "cheap" and very "small" "string stand"
on #Stitch, I've been asked to post to rctn about it. So, here it is
OK, you've got to be able to use a little imagination because I can't
even begin to "draw" an example of my "string stand" in ascii art!
First, take a piece of string about 3-6 feet in length (yes - string)!
I like to use generic heavy kitchen string. Yarn will even work,
though it may tend to stretch a little I would think.
Alright, tie the two ends of the string together to form a single
loop. Then, do a half-twist with the string loop to form a sideways
"figure eight" -- 8 <-----but look at it sideways like a "smiley" ;)
Once you've made the figure "8" by doing the half-twist, place the
"joint" (the middle where the twist is) just behind your neck and
allow one of the two "ends" of the string loop to hang over each
shoulder. (Don't forget to use your imagination! :)
Now, insert an end of the scroll frame (by the knobs) into one of
the end-loops*** over your shoulder and the other end of the
scroll frame into the opposite end-loop. I usually like to let my
scroll knobs rest in these end-loops. This is also where the length
of the string loop comes into play. Just simply adjust the overall
length of the string so the scroll frame is resting across one's
And the best part is, this "sting stand" allows one to stitch with
both hands free!!!!! Not only that, but it's quick & easy to take
the scroll frame out of the loops ends to turn the frame over to
anchor flosses on the backside of the fabric!!
I sure hope this makes sense. One of the ladies on #Stitch told us
that her DH said she looked like a "hot dog vendor" (giggle) after
she made her very own!!! Another lady said she felt like an old-
fashioned cigarette girl from a 40s movie! In a way, I liken this
"string stand" to those strings that hold one's eyeglasses!
Well, if you have a difficult time understanding what I've described
above, please, please come visit all of us on #Stitch for "real-time"
chatting via computers on the IRC (Interactive Relay Chat) Undernet!
For more information about #Stitch and how to access the IRC undernet,
please visit my homepage or feel free to e-mail me.
Also, if my "string stand" doesn't make sense, just e-mail me.
Hopefully, I'll be able to (some day) design a graphic to illustrate
my "string stand" principles and include it in my homepage!
Sweet Stitching and see y'all in #Stitch!