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BarBaraPrz
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8:24 pm Jan 30, 2009

I'd like to get a new floor stand for my cross-stitching comfort. The cheapie I have now is really rickety. Has anyone used the "Stitcher's Wonder"? How did you like it?
The reason I'm considering it is because of its price ($65) and it comes with a set of scroll bars.
Alanna
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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11:08 pm Feb 02, 2009

Hi Barbara, I just saw this post. I'm afraid I don't know that particular stand, but I did just finish making one myself (see my other post) and I can tell you right now that the price was right! It's also great because you can make exactly what you want. I'd definitely recommend it. Very Happy
rifestitch
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10:36 am Feb 03, 2009

I've never seen one of those, either, so I'm no help whatsoever.

Do you have a LNS anywhere that has stands that you can test-drive? I don't, which is why I limp along with my $25 universal one - I'm not willing to make an investment of a couple hundred dollars without trying it out first - I can't afford to do that, even if I was willing.
BarBaraPrz
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12:33 pm Feb 03, 2009

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Originally posted by rifestitch

Do you have a LNS anywhere that has stands that you can test-drive?


Actually, I was going to go out to my LNS today (need some DMC 3041 so I can finish Sense of Light) but it's snowing again and my horoscope said I should stay home, instead. Wink
rifestitch
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3:00 pm Feb 03, 2009

Lucky you!
BarBaraPrz
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Alanna
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7:28 pm Feb 03, 2009

Oh yes, I've seen these before, but never tried one, I suppose they are fairly cheap, but I don't know... Rolling Eyes
BarBaraPrz
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10:38 am Feb 22, 2009

I picked one up from Michaels the other day. I had a heck of a time putting it together. It would be the right height for me and my favorite couch, and I like that I could have it come forward instead of having to lean forward, but I don't like that that it won't flip all the way over to work on the back because the dowels from the scroll frame stick out. I'll be taking it back to Michaels in the next day or two to get a refund and keep looking.
Alanna
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7:09 pm Feb 22, 2009

Oh yes, I see what you mean. Oh well, at least you're able to refund it and now you know for sure! It's good to be able to road test things isn't it? I must say that I'm continuing to be very happy with my stand- the only thing that needs adjustment is the bolts I've used for the wheels; they're a little bit too short so any time I wheel it too far, the wheels just fall off! Otherwise, I'm in stitching stand heaven!! Very Happy Hope you find something that works for you soon, Barbara.
ChalicedHearts
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12:41 pm Feb 23, 2009

Barbara,
I myself broke down and bought this stand. It is a little on the expensive side but being that i am not very good at wood working to be able to make my own i think it is the best stand out there. I have had it for over 6 months now and i would not go back to any other stand. It is the most versatile and comfortable stand i have ever had and beleive me i have been through a lot of them as far as from the ergo from artisan designs to the cheapies you can pick up at Hobby Lobby. I have tried them all and none compare to my stitchmate. Like i said it is a little on the pricey side but to me it was well worth the price. It is all hand made and well built. I have attached the website so you can check it out. Good Luck and keep on stitching...Gary.... Stitching

http://www.cozycottage.com/
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