November 24, 2010

Stitching Stand

Isa was asking me about my stitching stand in a previous post, and Isa... as promised I took a picture of it.


I guess it's a lap stand, even though it doesn't technically sit on my lap. LOL! It's a really inexpensive brand that I picked up from Joann's at least 12-13 years ago, and it has served me well. I've bought extra scroll rod sets through the years, for the seldom occasions when I rotate, but the stand itself hasn't failed me yet.

Every now and then I toy with the idea of getting a more expensive one, but can't see paying upwards of $100 for them and abandoning my trusty companion.

What about you guys? Do you use stitching stands and if so, what kind? Or do you stitch in hand?

11 comments :

Tracy J said...

I have a couple of similar stands that were regularly $60 something or more and I paid half that by using those Joann 50% offs, after tax and shipping they were like $40. I have 2 and I love them. They have holes up and down the length of the sidebars to be able to attach those extender bars that have holes along them. Like this one: on sale this week.

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat2098&PRODID=prd2684

Tracy J said...

Maybe you can find a "free shipping" coupon to go with this. (previous comment)

Isadarena said...

Wow !! Joyce, you are really kind :-)) thanks so much for your photo : your "lap" stand is wonderful and you must be really confortable to stitch Martina's projects. It is my problem, I don't have for the moment a floor stand which can be able to hold such a large scroll frame ....but I do think that "Father Christman" won't forget me...lol....!!
Thanks again,gentle Lady :-))

Isadarena said...

Oh !! Joyce , I have another question ....can you put the beads when you stitch along ???
Have a sweet day,
Isa

Joysze said...

Tracy, thanks for the link... that's a nice looking one. I wonder if they have 24" scroll rods.

Isa, I know what you mean. With most of the things we stitch, we need really long scroll rods, huh? LOL!!! I hope Father Christmas brings you something awesome. ;)

Joysze said...

Isa..... on the beading, yes!!! You know what I do? I cover the beaded areas with batting, and then roll it up. So even the big big swarovskis are protected. :D That's how I stitched all the beads, swarovskis and pearls in Japanese Garden. Here's a linkie where you can see a bit of the batting. Most of it has been rolled up and is protecting the beads at the top. If you need more photos, let me know and I'll take them for you.

Joysze said...

Isa.... ooops ROFLMAO!!! I forgot to post the link!!! http://joysze.blogspot.com/2010/10/so-close-yet-so-far.html

Isadarena said...

Oh My God !! thank you a lot Joyce for your explanation and the link to see your way of beading . It is really nice and I'll do the same as you . I was wondering if a towel would be great to protect the beads and cristals but the batting is more wonderful : wow !! you have great ideas !!
I can't wait to have mine :-))
Have a sweet day and many thanks again :)
Isa

Kit said...

One day I will invest in something like this - at the moment what I'm stitching can be held comfortably enough in a Qsnap, but anything bigger becomes a pain. Golden Ice was a real wrist wrencher (I made the Qsnap as big as I could and it was so unwieldy!), so I think an actual stand would be a blessing! One day... one day!

Kit said...

(First, though, we need to get decent couches!!)

I dig the zebra pillow btw ^.^

Joysze said...

Isa you're welcome. :D I'm excited for you to get your stitching stand as well!!!! :D :D Also, for the batting, I found what worked best is to use 2 pieces of thin batting.

H, ahhh yes, a nice couch to stitch on should be the first order of things. ;)