A complaint I hear often from other stitchers is that the stands they have just won’t hold larger needlepoint pieces steady. Or they can’t find then big enough to fit.
I’m not talking about finding long stretcher bars or not being able to reach the center of the canvas. Instead I’m thinking about what will hold the frame steady as you stitch.
The answer is something called a Trestle Stand. They don’t grip your frame. You place the frame on top of the stand, much as the top of a table rests on the legs.
It’s a traditional British stand used for slate frames, which can be quite large.
It’s a stand folks who like large pieces should consider.
This in-depth article from Mary Corbet has all the details on how she set up her Trestle in her new studio, along with links on where to find them.