Jul 13, 2015

Hoopla!


Boy when I get something in my head it just rolls and rolls and bugs the crap out of me until I settle it.  I have so many things to do this morning and I'm searching for hoops.  First off, my trip to the attic was a safe success.  This is it - the standard quilting/embroidery stand.

 
And this is what we plan on doing to it.  I can't get it close enough to me on the sofa so we'll try what I have typed in the photo's bottom.  It may make it tipsy but I don't think so.  We'll leave a space to allow the top to move freely without binding on the bottom.
 
 
While searching online I found lots of options for the type I want - sit on it.  I saw some really nice ones but can't see how they would be secure just resting on my lap and I don't use a table.  Do not like this one because the clamp is over the hoop, and to tighten it enough to hold it from moving, the linen would be pressed.  But you have the option of using any hoop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So here are the two I found (other than some international beauties), both with 10" hoops.
Lacis is online with JoAnn (coupon applies) and Nordic Needle also.  Another brand name is also used but it appears to be the same piece.  I like the way the hoop is attached but I would probably sit on it between my legs instead of the side.  Depending on how big my thighs get, the hoop may not reach my lap.  The dowel goes into the stand and can be turned to the angle you prefer before tightening.  There should be other hoop sizes available to slide into the base but I haven't found them yet.  Edit - just found them here in 12" and 14".
 



The second is handmade on Etsy from Kenhoops.  Both can be adjusted for height but Ken's gives you more stability and angles. The base is heavier and wider, works with table or sitting.  With the wing nut on the hoop, I think other sizes could be adapted and countersunk to accept the bolt.  But will the wood on the arm right beneath the hoop edge be in the way?  Nah.  Pull the stitching down toward the center.



 

MISSY!!!!
 
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16 comments:

Janet said...

Lori and Peter at Notfogotten Farm have just designed a new hoop and stand . that you can use on your lap as well.....maybe check out their blog :)

Janet said...

Lori and Peter at Notfogotten Farm have just designed a new hoop and stand . that you can use on your lap as well.....maybe check out their blog :)

Heritage Hall said...

blood on linen - can be removed by applying your own saliva (same
enzyme in both) then laundering when faded out..... works every time.
would be surprised if it did not...... worth a try...

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I tried sewing stitching and had to take it out because my stitches we're too loose. I will try again. I just got a hoop like yours from mom!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I tried sewing stitching and had to take it out because my stitches we're too loose. I will try again. I just got a hoop like yours from mom!

Fran Caswell said...

I love the look of Lori & Peter's new hoop also. I would love to buy one myself.

Vickie said...

I use a lap/table stand. I stab with one hand under and one above.

Mary said...

Great timing Marly - I've been wish for similar hoops or frames myself. Your post is really helpful! Now if I can just find domrthing that will also keep the dogs off the couch....

Margaret said...

Stitching with the sewing method in a hoop is definitely possible. :D Hope you find your perfect arrangement.

dhenders said...

Oh please let us know how you like working with the hoop attached to your sit-upon stand! What you said about hand cramps in the previous post - I'm right there with you (also with the remembering thing!) and have just started a good sized sampler.

Glad you got in and out of the attic safely!

Anonymous said...

Missy is saying, "hi, Mom! It's pretty nice up here!" LOL. Mouse

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love the glimpse up your stairs!
Are those your grandparents?
Hugs :)
Lauren

Frances N said...

Sounds like you might have all kinds of goodies in your attic!!! I use a hoop but haven't tried a stand....
Sweet Missy!

diamondc said...

Missy is so sweet, love the picture.
Hoops are sometimes a pain, searching for the right one takes so long, good luck.

Blessings
Catherine

Dani - tkdchick said...

Best of luck with your hoop stand modifications!!! I hope they work for you!

Melody said...

Good luck on your quest for a hoop. I've stitched with the sewing method in a hoop. I also have trouble holding the fabric in my hand without a hoop. I love the vines and baskets in your stairway! So cute!

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