My New Needlework Stand

I was recently able to get a custom (!!) needlework stand built for me through a local disability organisation. I’m in love.  It’s  less painful to stitch and I feel the quality of my work has improved to show that :-). It has a long leg that sits behind the couch against the wall, with a further leg on the floor for stability.

***--- The Stand --- ***

***— The Stand — ***

I got the clamp made with the prongs to fit between slate frame lacing

I got the clamp made with the prongs to fit between slate frame lacing


Needlework Stand 005

I do have to get Geoff to put some rubber against the two screws that tighten the clamp – they are eating into the wood.  He’s working on it now.

Frame flipped to the back

Frame flipped to the back

Some stand adjustability

Some stand adjustability


The 'sleeping stand'

The ‘sleeping stand’

Is there anything you can think of that I should get changed, while Geoff is making final adjustments?

I can’t say how happy I am!


Category: Embroidery
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18 Responses
  1. Francesca says:

    Absolutely brilliant !!!!!!!

  2. Sue Jones says:

    I’m really pleased for you – it looks sturdy and very practical.

  3. Janet Brandt says:

    The email worked!
    Love your needlework stand. So happy that you have something that works with your needs.

  4. Goldberry says:

    Congratulations! That looks really nifty. Your mirror design, by the way, is ingenious and makes me think of phrases like “frabjous day”…

  5. Julie says:

    Glad you were able to have a stand made that works better for you!

  6. Rachel says:

    It looks great – sturdy in just the right ways. Yay!

  7. Laura says:

    What a great stand! I hope it is now back in action after final adjustments.

    On a completely different note, I have a chair that could be a distant cousin of your sofa. ;)

    • Megan says:

      It only needed a steel plate added on the clamp where the screws tighten to ‘clasp’ the stand. After only a few weeks, the screws had eaten a fair way into the wood. They’ve already started to eat into the covering steel plate! Jeff didn’t realise how tightly I needed to screw the clasp to secure the frame. Rachel W (of VirtusoSew Adventures) visited on Tuesday – out visiting husband’s relo’s here in OzLand atm, and she gave it a test drive and was most impressed! I’m extremely happy with it.
      I love my couch – I got it from hard rubbish!!! – but jeez, it’s not very comfy. Lots of cushions needed. But it looks lovely and that’s what is important, yes?

  8. Marta Brysha says:

    That’s wonderful. Looks really sturdy and functional. So glad it is making your stitching more enjoyable.

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