Wednesday, March 4, 2015

My first scroll frame and stand!

I recently bit the bullet and decided to purchase an Ergo stand and several Lokscroll frames to go with it (thank you, tax refund!). I learned to stitch with a hoop, but I never really warmed to hoops and I finally learned about Q-Snaps about a year ago. I LOVE my Q-Snaps, but I eventually wanted something that would work better for larger projects, and as I began reading more about stitching online I started looking into getting a scroll frame.

My Ergo stand came last week and I'm SO IN LOVE WITH IT.

It was incredibly easy to set up (I think it took me 15 minutes tops) and I can't emphasize how much I love having a stand. I now have a completely free hand since I don't have to hold the Q-Snaps up, and I sometimes find myself resting my chin on my free hand while I stitch with the other! I definitely want to start two-handed stitching, but my current set up means the hand on top completely blocks the light, so I need to look into getting a new lamp. Which I needed to do anyway, since my current lamp can light either the frame or the pattern, but not both at the same time. The clamp holds onto the Q-Snaps really well, and I LOVE how easy it is to flip it over so I can see the back of the work. I also love how well-made the stand is. Every time I turn a knob or adjust the stand, I find myself marveling at the craftsmanship.

I also got the Deluxe Chart Holder, which I love! It includes a pincushion for my needles (fantastic for me since I don't have a needle minder), pegs that I hang loose threads on and spots for my scissors and colored pencils for marking the chart.

I've set up some of the Lokscroll frames, but I haven't started stitching with them yet since the cabin is too wrinkled to work in them and I want to focus on getting it finished. I do want to take some time soon to practice stitching on evenweave so I figure out if I want to attempt a HAED pattern once the cabin is finished. I bought a random piece of 28-count a while ago and soon I want to do some test stitching on it to see how I like it. If anyone has any tips about transitioning from aida to evenweave, I'm all ears!



  1. How fun and exciting! I love my stitching frame and stitch two handed most of the time. I don't have a chart holder yet. It's on my stash list. Yours looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't been posting much in the past two weeks but hopefully I can pick up the pace a bit.

  2. You obviously aren't disappointed by your investment in the frames, stand and chart holder and that's fantastic news! I find stitching two-handed a necessity and you will be surprised how it speeds up your stitching.
    I ventured onto evenweave for the first time this year, having spent 23 years exclusively on aida, and so far I love it. It's not as sturdy as aida but it is softer and I find my needle and thread run through like a dream. But I don't like linen.
    I suggest you try a small project on the evenweave first and double-count everything until you get used to the holes being spaced differently. Other than that - enjoy! :)

  3. Thank you both! I'm really looking forward to stitching two-handed (I've tried it a bit before) as soon as I get my lighting situation figured out.