Saturday, August 25, 2018

Just A Quickie Questions Re Linen

I'm still here!  I did get a new laptop and have been trying to go through all the transferred files and photos from an old laptop and even older desktop.  I'm now at a standstill because John's mouse gave up the ghost and I had to let him use mine lest he totally fall apart without access to his own computer.  He hated my old laptop and he hates my new one.  Yes, I could use the touchpad or whatever it's called on my laptop but I hate touchpads.  John decided to take a nap so I came down to his computer to write this quick post.

I have a design I'm thinking of stitching … And They Sinned.

If I use 40 count linen I will need a cut that measures 15" wide x 47" long.  If I use 36 count linen I will need a cut that measures 16" wide x 51" long.  I seem to remember a discussion or two once upon a time where it was said that it was a bad idea to take a width of linen and turn it lengthwise to stitch on it.  I don't want to buy a full yard and a half of linen to get the length I need when I just need 15" or 16" width.  I also seem to remember that a shop (or shops) in the UK sell long cuts so this might be an option.  If so, can anyone point me in the direction of one?

Your input will be greatly appreciated.

8 comments:

Anne L said...

I got a piece of linen for this recently from .uk. It only took a week or so for it to arrive. I think the cut was 18x55? I haven't started it yet though. Good luck with yours.

gracie said...

I was told to stitch in the direction of the weave so the stitches do not disappear. But I know there have been times that I did not pay attention. Try to stitch a few crosses on a piece in the "wrong" direction to see.

Anne L said...

oops i think in quickly reading it over (not enough coffee) did i leave something out. I got it from Sewandso.uk

Vicki said...

I have no input on your linen question, but I'd like to say that it's good to hear from you again! Hope you're doing well.

Jennifer King said...

I recommend buying a regular 1/2 yard of linen, not a fat half. You will get a piece 18"x54". Stitch with the selvages top and bottom. A lot of old samplers were done this way. That is what I plan to do whenever this chart reaches the top of my plle.
Jennifer

capecodgirl565 said...

I thought I remembered, perhaps it was Nicole from Nicole's Needlework, that mentioned a shop called sewnadso from the UK that sold linear cuts of linen for reasonable prices.

Robin in Virginia said...

Good to see your new post, Shirlee! I don't know about the shops in the UK, but I think the Attic (in Arizona) had the special cuts of fabric needed for And They Sinned. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Ele said...

I once stitched a project requiring a long cut of linen and bought a linen band by Vaupel & Heilenbeck. Worked nicely for me, hope it helps!
Hugs