[HNW] hoops, frames, and other tensioning devices

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Tue Nov 22 18:54:02 PST 2005

I use some very nice oak, circular hoops (purchased some time ago in
Sacremento), because I like the even-all-the-way-around tension that I can
get with them (helps keep the threads straight, and I mostly do
counted-thread work).
If I were to do something on which I'd need to watch that the embroidery
didn't get crushed (such as goldwork), I'd probably use some sort of
supported slate frame.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan B. Farmer" <sfarmer at goldsword.com>
To: "Needlework List" <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 3:58 PM
Subject: [HNW] hoops, frames, and other tensioning devices

> What do y'all use to stitch with?
> I know that there are a couple of rectangular frame "kits" readily
> available at A.C. Moore and Hobby Lobby and places like that.  Which
> manufacturer's frame do you like best?
> What about hoops?  plastic or wooden?  Is it possible to get a
> high-quality wooden frame any more?  I have a couple of *really* nice
> ones from the 60s (or maybe earlier) that are made out of "real" wood
> as opposed to "basketry reed" or something equally flimsy for
> embroidery use.  I've even got a metal one that was my grandmothers --
> it's lined in cork.
> Eagerly awaiting your replies ...
> Jerusha

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