Our humble little
Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Our Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00

{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}

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~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~

the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~


Friday, April 29, 2016

~ Standing Floor Frame for Rug Hooking ~

Hello friends & Folk!

I am happily, finally able to post more about Peter's new
~ Standing Floor Frame for Rug Hooking ~

In a previous post,  
I shared with you the frame that Peter built for our friend Eretta ~
{you can revisit that posting HERE if you'd like}

Here is my more-compact floor frame below:
:)



because I hook more small projects than larger ones,…
but, because I want to begin hooking larger rugs ~
~ this size will be well-suited for me.




"Bee Witched" fits nicely on it, don't you think?




here is Eretta's big-boy frame,
 built to her size specs.



and mine ~




with this size frame, 
I can better reach across it to pull loops…
but it is still a small enough frame for me to either turn as I work
or move my chair around it as I hook.




 the height is great as well ~ it forces me to sit up straighter in my chair
{sitting with proper posture is super important!}




Peter has brought the gripper strips to the very corners of this frame,
ensuring an awesome hold on your rug's foundation fabric!




 Here it is 'nekked' ~
{meaning with no rug on it}
kinda sexy, huh?
{yes, hookers NEED sexy tools!}
all in good fun, friends ~





…there are glider feet on the bottom of each leg 
to save your floors, and each foot is adjustable up to 3/4" 
~ to make your frame a little taller if preferred or for un-even surfaces.




here is a standard sized chair next to the floor frame
so you can get an idea of it's smaller-but-still-powerful size…










and now,
Peter will demonstrate to you how it is dismantled 
 ~ for storage or portability:
{Great size floor frame for Rug Camps!}

First, 
you undo the wing nuts from the bolts 
that hold your brace on your frame's stretchers:










Second:
you will now lift off the top of the frame on the side that does NOT have the piano hinge ~
this side is held in place by strong wooden pegs:










Third:
once your side piece has been fully removed {unpegged}
fold down the top against the other side piece.




Lastly,
bring all pieces together {including the separate brace w/bolts}
and bundle them together using the provided velcro strips… 


like this!







Peter takes great pride in his craftsmanship…
you can see here the detailing of the joints on the frame:




as well as here:




Peter asked me to write his words below,
~ telling you about this frame:

"This Floor Stand, like ALL of our wood products, is made from our own Tulip Poplar trees that are meticulously chosen from our beautiful, replenish-able woods here at Notforgotten Farm.
the cut wood is milled in our woodshop to the highest Furniture-Quality grade, 
then hand-joined and finally hand-planed for that smooth to the touch finish."

Measurements:
Assembled ~ 23" long x 20" wide x 30" high
Inner 'Working' Dimensions {area that can be freely used for hooking} ~ 20" x 17"
Folded for Travel or Storage ~ 20" x 31" x 4-1/2"





We will be listing these in our Etsy shop tomorrow ~
 {Etsy Shop link above, under header}


We hope you're as excited as we are!!!


~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

7 comments:

Nancy D. said...

Brilliant. Absolutely BRILLIANT.

NMK said...

Wow , just every detail is so thoughtful , perfect for hooking larger pieces !

HomeSpunPrims said...

Wow! Looks awesome!!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Awesome!!!! I think it looks perfect and being that size would allow me to move it around the house easily since I can never decide where I will always go to hook.....deck...hmmm upper or lower, living room or tv room or maybe even the dining room. I just get overwhelmed carrying stuff around that I've lost interest in hooking by the time I decide.

Silent Stitches said...

Lori & Peter...nicely done! ~C

Van Huss Fine Art said...

Great looking hooking frame. Already have three different frames but I just might not be able to resist adding another one if the legs were adjustable so I could sit in different chairs!

elaine allerton said...

Lori and peter,,, your frames are great !! What a work of art,,, I actually have 2 frames,,, never had grippers,,,
Great detail and pictures,,,
Thanks for sharing,,,
I am sure u will sel, lots and lots,,,,
Enjoy ur blogs,,,,