Monday, 23 June 2014

To buy or not to buy?

EDITED TO ADD: I BOUGHT ONE!!!

For quite a while now I have been on a waiting list for a Millennium Frame and Necessaire Floor Stand from Needle Needs.

I've been notified that it will be available soon but now it's almost ready I don't know whether to buy or not? See, I usually stitch in hand but I have now started stitching HAEDs and know I will soon be struggling to reach the part I'm stitching on. Plus I can't use the parking method when stitching in hand.

Has anyone any experiences, good or bad, with this frame or frames in general?

I'm having some problems with the blogger reading list so am unable to read blogs at the moment. Very frustrating. Apparently it's a known problem and Google are trying to fix it. Hope to be back with you all soon.

Justine

12 comments:

  1. Good Morning Justine -

    I watched the demonstration video and that is a very nice frame. I was happy to find out it is hand crafted in the UK. I say it is well worth the price and it is an item that would last forever. I have not used a needlework frame in ages, but if I needed one that would be the one for me.

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  2. I had a Stitchmaster floor stand but didn't get on with that, the frame kept wobbling and I didn't feel comfortable how I was sitting in my chair with it. I now have a plastic lap frame that suits me better, it sits on my knee, i can sit comfy, and I can stitch two handed, it comes in two sizes depending on what projects you like to stitch. I chose the smaller one for me. Every stitcher is different and their needs are so different. Good luck with your choice.

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  3. I have a millennium frame and love it. Had different kind of stands/frames, the millennium frame I like the best. You can easily change projects and the tension is great! On youtube you can find different videos about is, they are helpfull

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  4. I have various Millennium Frames and the floor stand and love all of them (especially for HAED work). They are extremely sturdy and well made with the floor stand being adjustable to just about any height or position. I was lucky enough to get the floor stand from eBay for £35 otherwise I would have hesitated at the investment. HOWEVER, I know you have read the Needle Needs Rant on my blog in the past, so if you do go for one you won't be disappointed but... good luck - I wish you all the best dealing with them! ;)

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  5. I use various things depending on how I am feeling really.... I have a wooden floor stand, hoops, scroll frames, magic clip frames, q snap frames and now a q snap lap frame/stand :) Hope you find something suitable :)
    Yes I am experiencing the same problem with blogger, its a right pain. I have had to go through everyone in my blog list to see if they have made a post! ha ha that is how I found you! I am hoping its a glitch? and fixed soon...
    smiles :)

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  6. I stitch with a Q Snap or just in hand so can't help you I am afraid. I had a look at the company and the frame looks great!

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  7. I just hold my QSnap. Sometimes I think it would be nice but especially with HAEDs I flip them over so often to hide new thread starts. I guess it would depend on how easy the frame is to flip over for the back side.

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  8. Weird, my comment vanished!

    Nicola has one of these frames and made a video about using it:
    http://scarletletteryear.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/promise-not-to-laugh.html

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  9. I have a stand with scroll roll lap lap stand & never use them!! Why? I like stitching with 2 hands but don't like to have to turn everything over when you finish your thread or change colour... I always use my various sized hoops and wouldn't change them for anything else! Like this I can access the reverse of my stitching easily. Hope you choose what is best for you.xx

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  10. I haven't been able to find a floor or lap stand that doesn't hurt my shoulders after I've used it for awhile, so I've opted to just use a hoop for my HAED. I hope it will be ok in the long haul... at least it works for me right now! And, like Mii Stitch, I didn't like turning the frame over to finish a thread... especially with confetti stitching!

    Tricia

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  11. Hi Justine, I have a Millennium Frame and I absolutely love it. It is perfect for stitching HAEDs on. Very sturdy and great craftsmanship. I do know of people however that say that the customer service is a bit hit and miss with the company so watch out for that. Good luck with your decision. :)

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  12. Yay! Glad you bought the floor stand. Very handy to have when the projects get to big to hold in hand. As for the blogger issues I've been hearing, try using another reader like feedly or Bloglovin'. I use feedly and it works very similar to the blog reader. Hope that helps!

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