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Split Rail Scroll Frame Set
FRANK A. EDMUNDS-This 6x12/18/24 scroll frame set is perfect for: cross stitch needlepoint crewel and embroidery. Tack fabric to side bars for 4-way tension. Split rail dowls for easy insertion of your work advance pattern...just keep rolling along. Keeps work area taut and completed work clean. Easy to handle convenient to carry and store use over and over again and comes unassembled-no tools required.
The advancing of your pattern just keeps rolling along, while the 4-way side tension bars keep your work area taut.
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57 of 57 found the following review helpful:
Easy!Dec 12, 2007
By Bryan Lutgen
This product makes cross stitching so easy! Unlike the cirles that hold your fabric together that leaves lines in your work, the scrollframe makes it so you don't get those lines. Plus, this kit fits most sizes of needlework. It comes with different size dowels and it is very easy to assemble. As you work you can scroll the backing up or down to get where you need to. Right now I have two different projects going at the same time. Plus, the price of this scroll frame is perfect. If you were to go to a craft store you would be spending at least 30 bucks to get a good quality scroll frame. The difference is, this one makes different sizes. The ones in the stores that I found only do one size so you would have to buy more. This is definetly worth every penny.
28 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Very Good. Could use a few improvements.Apr 17, 2013
By New Mum
First, I really do like this frame set. The rod length and spanner combinations have been perfect for me. I actually got a second set of frames just so I could have multiple projects running without having to take the frame completely apart. I use these with the lap stand that F.A. Edmunds also makes.
There are two areas I would see as problems and need improvement.
1 - The set includes wing nuts to tighten down the screws at the corners for the frame and they are difficult to use. This is what you use to keep the scroll rod from moving whilst you're working. I found that it was really difficult to get them tight enough to do this with the wing nuts. I'm a fairly young person with good strength in their hands. If I had trouble I can only imagine what problems someone older than me with weaker fingers would have.
F.A. Edmunds sells some big black plastic nobs you can sub in for the wing nuts; I picked up a set as soon as I found them. They make using this frame SO much easier and my fingers are thankful for the change. I'd say the company should seriously consider taking out the wing nuts and just selling the frame kits with the large, easier to use knobs instead.
2 - I feel like the corners don't get tight enough on one side.
Each scroll rod is sliced down the middle for your material until it's about an inch or so shy from one end. On that end the frame gets nice and tight and the rods never move. On the other end, where there's the split, the rods often move a little meaning I sometimes have to stop and tighten my fabric up again. It was MUCH worse when I was using the wing nuts the set came with. Once I switched out to the black knobs I was able to get the screws tighter and haven't had nearly the same issues.
I'd really recommend this set. I've seen similar scroll frame sets in stores like Joann Fabric and this one is a higher quality set by far. Besides swapping out the wing nuts I think you'd be pleased with the set.
44 of 47 found the following review helpful:
Review ChangeJul 27, 2008
By Larry Tomaw
I just received a contact from the owner of this company. Not only did she refund my money but REQUESTED THAT I NOT RETURN THE KIT. I still do not care for the kit but THIS COMPANY HAS SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE AND I ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO TRY ANY OF THEIR PRODUCTS. i WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE THE STAR RATING TO 4 BUT AM UNABLE TO DO SO IN THIS EDIT.
I ordered this kit and it was received in about 5 days. Then my trouble began. This is a kit with split dowels through which you pass your canvas then it is tightened. The longer dowels were 1/16" smaller (doesn't sound like much)and fit too loosely. The side stablilizers could not be tightened enough to hold the canvas.
Another thing, small wing nuts are used as tighteners and, as a senior, caused pain to my hands when trying to screw them tightly. When I tightened the stabilizers, it caused the cross pieces holding the canvas to bow and the canvas slipped out of the center area.
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Not Easy to UseJan 15, 2012
I purchased the FA Edmunds stitching stand and the scroll frame set to go with it. I'm very happy with the stand but not quite as happy with the scroll frames. The bars of the frame have slits in them where you insert your fabric. I thought this would be easier and faster than having to stitch the fabric to the frame and it is but it is hard to keep the fabric straight. After you slide in the top and attempt to do the same with the bottom, everything shifts. This makes it hard to keep your fabric aligned straight which is important. It takes a bit of back and forth. Once everything is set, it's OK but it isn't as convenient as I had thought it would be.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
It is as describedMar 08, 2013
"Dream Deeper Creations"
It arrived early, yay! I was really looking forward to it because of it's square shape and most of my embroidery projects are in the same shape. It does stretch the fabric up and down but the way it's created is so you'd have to have at least about 4 inches of extra fabric on top or bottom of the actual piece you are creating.. make sure to push the fabric through the crevice then roll it around once for the fabric to remain tight on the dowel and to tighten the little crevice properly, you have two sides to the dowel.. one side which is split the other side which isn't.. make sure the bar on the side which isn't is actually over the split when you tighten it, not over the part that isn't split or it won't tighten on that side and i recommend pliers to really tighten it enough. For the side tension You'd have to thread bind the sides to the bar.. so bind your ends then I used yarn to actually tighten it. Another suggestion is if it keeps slipping through anyways.. add another piece of fabric to the end of it to make the grip a lil tighter if you are using it for silk, sheer or tulle fabrics.
The only draw back i find is You definitely have to use dowels that are bigger than your work piece. Otherwise there isn't anywhere for all the extra fabric to go on the sides at the top and bottom of the piece. I find I like to use smaller hoops and then move my work across especially if I'm working on an 18 in or larger piece. Instead of holding an enormous frame on my lap. The idea for this is great.. just needs a lil tweaking in my opinion to make it superb!
I actually think I will enjoy using it more for tapestry work which doesn't need the side tension as much and where you don't have to worry about a lil extra fabric being left over up top or at the bottom you can just slap a border onto it but I'll probably stick to my hoops for embroidery where the tension in all directions is so important.
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