Yes, yes… I know that you have got plenty of these around the internet, but this is my personal take on evenweave fabric.
This is the first time I tried working on evenweave, and so far it is not too bad. My main problem is the counting side of it. I missed some and although it is not quite visible in the work, I know there are mistakes.
Frogging is… well, both easier and harder to do. It is easier because the fabric material is really soft and it makes the thread much easier to slide in and out. But it is difficult because once the thread is tangled, it is much more difficult to frog as it seems as if I am going to rip the fabric altogether.
The overall look is better in evenweave, the colour, and the vintage feeling of it makes it really awesome for this particular project. However without the hoop (loop? that frame thingy basically…) it is so easy to pull the thread too hard and skew the fabric. Aida fabrics that i have worked with in the past are more robust and I could work without using hoops or frames — which means it is easier for me to move from one part of the project to the other end without having to move the frame.
Anyway… So far, I like working with evenweave, but maybe I am not yet fully converted. Maybe if I could find a better material that has the robustness of aida, and easier to count, I would like evenweave better…
What do you think?
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