Category Archives: Accessories

Textile Spools

wie oh wie kan me helpen, ik kwam deze geweldige klossen tegen op pinterest. Weet iemand hier meer over te melden ? Ik vind ze helemaal geweldig en zo zoiets graag willen voor mijn eigen lappen.Zouden ze ergens te koop zijn of kan iemand zoiets maken ?

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Needlework 4 Floor Stand

April 2013…

Needlework System 4 : http://www.stitchers-paradise.com/Stands/NS4s.html

… I’m considering getting a portable needlework frame  (everything in my house has to be portable… can never decide where things need to be)… and Mary Corbett (whom I adore, btw) has a write up of one that I’m considering. A Needlework system 4.  She calls it the cadillac of needlwork frames so I’m thinking that I’ll have to sacrafice a month’s worth of lunch money

Mary Corbett’s review of a Needlework System 4 : http://www.needlenthread.com/2008/01/needlework-system-4-floor-stand-review.html

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… and the extension http://www.needlenthread.com/2009/07/needlework-system-4-stand-extension.html

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OK… now for the shopping list…

The Needlework System 4 floor stand weighs about 2.5 pounds (1.15 kilograms). It is totally adjustable in angle and height (up to a maximum height of 36″). It will fit under most furniture (requires only about 1 3/8″ clearance or slightly over 3 centimeters).  Price for Needlework System 4 Regular Floor Stand: $125.00

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Needlework System 4 Table Clamp clamps onto a table, and will hold either a frame clamp, scroll frame, or q-snap holder (purchased separately). It weighs 1 pound 12 ounces (.8 kg).  Price for Needlework System 4 Table Clamp: $122.00

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The Needlework System 4 Frame Clamp is designed to hold wood stretcher bars and weighs just under one pound (410 grams). Once attached to the floor stand, it rotates 360 degrees left or right so that you can easily flip to the back of your work – without loosening or tightening any knobs or wingnuts! In fact, it is SO easy to turn that many people are confused about how to turn the frame clamp. First of all, you do NOT turn it at the point where the frame clamp attaches to the floor stand. Once the frame clamp and floor stand are “mated” and the knob tightened to hold them together, you should not try to move them where they join. Instead, insert your stretcher bars in the frame clamp, and turn to the back by holding the stretcher bars on the left and right sides. Then push down on either the left OR the right side of the stretcher bar; the rotation works in either direction. The frame clamp jaw opens 1 1/2″ wide and is made of safe plastic.  Price for Needlework System 4 Frame Clamp: $122.00

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EXTENSION PIECE

Also available is an optional accessory that can be added to the Needlework System 4 floor stand (either variety) to make the stand reach even further. The extension piece will bring the working area of your frame about 9″ closer to you. If you already own the Needlework System 4 lap stand, you also have the option of removing the upright curved piece from the lap stand (which is the same part as the extension piece) and using it as an extension piece on your floor stand.


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Got this in May 2014 but too heavy to be useful.  Sheet Holder attaches to the Light/Magnifier Holder and uses magnets to hold a chart in place. The flexible gooseneck part of the sheet holder measures approximately 24″ from one end to the top of the rectangular sheet holder.

Price for Needlework System 4 Sheet Holder: $58.00

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Also this… to hold up the sheet holder.   Light/Magnifier Holder attaches to the upright post of the floor stand or Travel Mate floor stand

Price for Needlework System 4 Light/Magnifier Holder: $58.00

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For those who prefer to mount their fabric in Q Snap brand frames, Needlework System 4 offers a Q Snap Holder. This will accommodate Q Snap frames from 8″ wide to 17″ wide (Q Snap frames are NOT included with Needlework System 4 stands and must be purchased separately). The Q Snap holder weighs about 1 pound or .4 kilograms.  Price for Needlework System 4 Q Snap Holder: $122.00

Note:  Had considered this but I will have to adjust the way I sit and stitch.

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Wooden Textile Spools

These are pictures of how they are supposed to look.  They are antique spools.  The hole on each end of the spool is a “nice to have” but not really necessary for what we want to use it for.

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EACH MEASURES  AN OVERALL LENGTH OF 5 1/2″ , WITH A WINDING AREA OF 4 1/2″ .

ROUND ENDS OF EACH SPOOL MEASURE 3″ IN DIAMETER, WITH A 3/8″ HOLE THAT GOES FROM END TO END.

Issue with this particular spool:  The winding area is not wide enough for the bands that are being distributed these days from the manufacturers.  We are using MH bands from Wichelt.

The width of this band is 4.7″ … meaning the winding area needs to be 5″

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Item Number:MH20470228
Style:PyramidCount:27ct
Color:Natural / Natural
Fiber Content:100% Linen
Width:4.7″
DMC:3024

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The width of this band is 7.8″… meaning the winding area needs to be 8″

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Item Number:MH20780228
Style:Pyramid
Count:27ct
Color:Natural / Natural
Fiber Content:100% Linen
Width:7.8″
DMC:3024


The width of this band is 6.6″… meaning the winding area needs to be 7″

mh12660222Item Number:MH12660222
Style:Ticking Stripe
Count:27ct
Color:Natural / Dark Red
Fiber Content:100% Linen
Width:6.6″
DMC:302


Notes:

1.  3/4″ dowels are sufficient.  The ones in the picture above look too thick.

2.  To keep the band from moving around the dowel, we’ve had to tape it to the dowel.  It would be nice if there was a “groove” across the dowel to insert a smaller dowel  (smaller than 1/8″ diameter?) to keep the band from slipping.

3.  The round ends should be around 3″ in diameter… or wide enough to stand upright on it’s own.