[HNW] Re: H-needlework Digest, Vol 30, Issue 13 Slate frames info?
Rikke D. Giles
rgiles at centurytel.net
Wed Nov 23 16:15:49 PST 2005
On 2005.11.23 15:23, Slcarroll517 at aol.com wrote:
> I too, would love to know about the slate frames. Everyone seems
> to love them, and I've seen pictures, but no close ups to see how
> they work so well.
> Can anyone explain to this dummy how they work? And how they are
> so different and better than other frames?
Here's some pics that might help. This store is, by the way, one of
the few which I've found on the net which sell slate frames:
The difference and how are they better?
Hmm, I'm not sure if I can quantify it. All I know is once I got my
work into a slate frame, I immedately 'grokked' why they are so much
better. Tension is perfect, no rolling this or that, no weirdo
stretching, no marks on the fabric from being folded around a
circular frame. If I want to undo it for storage I can without much
trouble. I can see all parts of the work at once.
In the end though, I think it's the tension. I started my current
opus in a Q-snap frame, which I usually love. Then I switched it to
the slate frame after I got it, and I couldn't believe how much
better it was, even over my wonderful Q-snaps!
Maybe others have different opinions? Or can better explain how they
work and why?
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