Where do you cross stitch?

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Where do you cross stitch?

Postby jworek528 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:02 pm

I've found that after I've been stitching for a while my back starts to hurt. I usually stitch in my bed cause I can balance the end of my q snap on a pillow. But I've also tried on the couch and even at the dining table. So I was just wondering where yinz sat to do your stitching and if anyone has tips to help prevent lower back pain while stitching.

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Re: Where do you cross stitch?

Postby rbaron » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:24 pm

I find that my back hurts less if I keep my feet up, and can lean back (with the light at a good angle for that.)

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Re: Where do you cross stitch?

Postby SunkistShiek » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:23 am

I cross stitch on my couch. It doesn't seem to bother me too much, but I do kind of wish I were either a little taller or the couch arms were a little shorter. I tend to rest my project on the arm and it's sometimes inconvenient, but I don't have another place that accommodates a really long frame.
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Re: Where do you cross stitch?

Postby Firehawke » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:13 am

I stitch while sitting on my recliner. I either have my feet stretched out in front of my or my legs crossed.
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Re: Where do you cross stitch?

Postby LinkIsMyHomeboy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:27 pm

If hubby is home, I'll be sitting in my recliner in the living room. If he's not home, I usually post up in my recliner in my craft room or in the bed in our bedroom. Sometimes, on weekends with nice weather, I'll sit on the front or back porch.

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Re: Where do you cross stitch?

Postby drdenman » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:49 pm

I do most of my sewing during college lectures and church sermons... So at a desk or in a pew. This isn't a good way to avoid neck pain, btw...
At home it's on the couch or the floor while listening to a movie or Tall Guy's video games. Neither of which are great for neck/back pain, or good lighting...

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Re: Where do you cross stitch?

Postby Eliste » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:55 am

For me, its all about posture. If I bend over my work, then I have lower back pain. Doesn't matter where I am, that's what happens.

So I change that by raising my work. Usually, that means raising it in my arms, but sometimes I'll use a lapstand. Avoiding back pain is all about avoiding hunching over for me, so I have elevate my stitching so that I don't do that. I've found the easiest for me is on the couch, because I lay back and can raise it up in the crook of my arm and its comfortable there.
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Re: Where do you cross stitch?

Postby Mallybird » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:56 am

Eliste wrote:For me, its all about posture. If I bend over my work, then I have lower back pain. Doesn't matter where I am, that's what happens.

So I change that by raising my work. Usually, that means raising it in my arms, but sometimes I'll use a lapstand. Avoiding back pain is all about avoiding hunching over for me, so I have elevate my stitching so that I don't do that. I've found the easiest for me is on the couch, because I lay back and can raise it up in the crook of my arm and its comfortable there.


That is my problem and solution exactly! I have a lot of neck issues and find that if I sit with my head in a downward angle I end the evening in a lot of pain. My family likes to remind me when I forget but I find that I just have to be very deliberate about keeping my head up. Sometimes I'll stitch at my dining room table (though it feels wrong to sit with my elbows on the table, lol). The couch is good for me because I can prop my elbow up on the arm.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Where do you cross stitch?

Postby Jennuh » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:01 pm

At home, at work, in the car when bf is driving, everywhere. It's really bad so I'm always in pain. I should keep an eye on this thread too lol.
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