I ordered the Stitchmaster on Friday (Feb 27) and it arrived this morning (Tues March 3)... 4 days from Stroud, U.K. to Hamilton, Ontario Canada! Not bad!
I put it together and it's perfect! It's solid hardwood, well finished and sturdy. Even the wingnuts are heavy gauge. It works with any style of frame, scroll or hoop, because the frame just rests on the two arms: it is not held by any kind of clamp. Which makes it very easy to flip to work on the back. They even supplied a "tightener"... a finished block of wood that fits over the wingnuts and makes it ever so easy to tighten them. I love it!
quote:Originally posted by BarBaraPrz That's why I didn't order it. But after, I thought I could always rewire it... basically just change the plug.
I made that mistake when ordering something from the US for my mother-in-law: we couldn't use the lamp here without this massive transformer thingy because the voltage was all incorrect, so it was much more complicated than just changing the plug, and of course the result is that she never uses it!! A big waste of money.
That's why I didn't order it. But after, I thought I could always rewire it... basically just change the plug.
No, it's not just changing the plug - we in N. America run on 110, and the majority of Europe(and other parts of the world) runs 220, with different plugs by region. So if you bought a UK light and swapped the plug, you wouldn't have enough juice to power it; conversely, you take a NA light to the UK and plug it in with new plug, the 220 will likely blow it up - the bulb, at least,and if it contains any fuses, those would go, too
But you can get a transformer to swap back & forth - but they are kinda hard to make "blend in" with the decor.
You might ask the makers of the light if they have one wired for 110 - that is a huge segment of the buying population