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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2008 06:41:58 AM »

When Somerset said "it wouldn't fit over my hips" I was imagining a person using an embroidery hoop as a hula hoop and doing the hula!!!

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I lol-ed so hard when I read this. That'd be a mammoth hoop.

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2008 04:24:05 PM »

Oh man- I got "Stitching arm" SO bad when I was doing all the scroll stich for my needlework swap project.

It took me ages to do all that, and the only thing that helped the tingle go away was rest, sadly.

ooh, and making sure that I didn't twist my wrist when I picked up the needle under the fabric. I didn't even realize I did it until this project. Now I'm very careful to keep my wrist straight when stiching.

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2008 05:36:31 PM »

I had never experienced any pain until this last week. I was stitching a lot more than I usually do and my left wrist (the one that I hold the hoop with) started hurting bad. It still hurts a bit but I've been trying to just lay off on the embroidery and massage it every once in awhile.

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2008 06:49:24 PM »

When I really need to, I use one of the those things for tennis elbow. It works wonders and helps me keep my "alignment" straight.

« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2008 02:56:34 PM »

if you don't take care if this problem it just gets worse.. i sew either by hand or machine every day (sometimes for 10 hours), my wrists, elbows, knees and ankles have all suffered damage.. the best thing to do is take short breaks often if you are working for a long time.. stand up for 5 mins, drink some water, stretch out a bit.. you can get one of those carpel tunnel wrist braces if it's bad or they sell and Ace bandage at Walgreen's that comes with a tight fingerless glove and a wrist support thing

scroll frames are good but only if you have a stand to hold it up.. at first it's a little weird because two handed embroidery isn't something most people are used to doing but it's not hard or anything..

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