It makes my needlepoint and cross stitch easier to work on. For the price you cannot go wrong. I am able to sit in my recliner or any chair and feel comfortable working on the frame. It is a great frame for a beginner.
I use this stand both with the scroll frame for needlepoint and a hoop for cross stitching. It works great clamping both. I especially appreciate being able to lift up my work to see the back for tieing off floss or yarn. And, it adjusts to a comfortable positon so that I can rest back in my chair and stitch.
I am using this product to hold a fine gauge 196 peg knitting loom, which is about two feet across and difficult to manage while knitting. The frame holds it in place securely, allowing me to pull the loom as close to my body as desired. I can sit straight to avoid back strain and still knit! I have had the loom in the clamp of the frame for over a week, and it has not moved at all. It holds it very securely yet can be removed easily by loosening the nuts. I love this product and wish I had bought it sooner!
I purchased this frame a few weeks ago and am using it every evening, with a 17 x 17 Q-Snap frame. I agree w/Kat that the clamp doesn't hold the frame in one place - but that's good for turning it up to work on the back, starting or ending stitching. I seem to be working almost twice as fast - previously I was holding my work with one hand. I'm very pleased.
This is a terrific frame! I ordered this about two months ago and I have used it almost everyday, in many different places of my home - the couch, my favorite chair, and even flattened out in the bed. I use it primarily for crosstitching with a 12 inch hoop. I haven't had any problems with it grabbing on to my frame at all - it also holds the extra fabric nicely as well. Great buy!!
I ordered this frame about 4 years ago (back when there was little else out there in this price range). The PROS: The frame is very adjustable and stable - quick and easy to assemble - inexpensive The CONS: The CLAMP - the part that 'grips' and holds your hoop or scroll frame in place... It is essentially 2 flat pieces of wood (w/ 1 slight center groove in the center of each piece) and a couple of wingnuts. The "clamp" simply will not "GRAB ON" to your needlework frame. Gravity wins w/ this clamp - your scroll frame or hoop will slowly, but surely start tipping from horizontal to vertical in no time. I would only recommend this if the frame or hoop you intend to "Clamp" is no wider than the clamp itself-approx 7" wide or less.