The slate frames are hand-crafted by our master finish carpenter in Montana. The frames are currently made using Hickory Wood. The wood has a lovely color and sands to a smooth satin finish. The slate frame helps keep your linen fresh and tidy as you work through your project.
Those who love doing fine hand embroidery, slate frames are an essential tool. A slate frame is usually made of wood. Consider investing in a quality slate frame. slate frames allow you to keep your stitching project laced and tight while embroidering.
To determine the size of the frame, we measured the twill tape. The twill tape measures 18 inches long, so this is an 18-inch slate frame. This slate frame may have a piece of fabric that is up to 18 inches wide sewn to the twill tape. The sizes of the slate frames may be adjusted as needed for specific projects.
Special wooden frames and stands make embroidery easier and more enjoyable. These tools, crafted with care, are strong and smooth. They’re great for big projects, giving stability and comfort while you work. Adjust the stands to make embroidery even more fun!
The trestle stands and frames found on our website at Ecclesiastical Sewing are made from beech wood. You may see oak listed as a wood selection for a few of the slate frames. We have a few oak frames still available and they have been wonderful. But all of our frames in the future will be made using beech. Beech is a hardwood, but the grain is finer and that works so beautifully for these products.
Embroiderer’s knight in shining armor – a true workhorse and fatigue saver. The trestles are set up about wide enough to have a chair positioned between each stand. Then the dressed slate frame is placed over the rails of the trestle stand. These are an embroiderer’s dream come true. The trestle stands and slate frames are handmade in Montana for Ecclesiastical Sewing.
The slate frame, available in various sizes, creates a secure foundation for embroidery, with fabric tightly stretched using twill tape and lacing. To make the embroidery process more comfortable, trestle stands hold the slate frame at an adjustable height, allowing for hands-free stitching.
A slate frame in hand embroidery provides even tension for stitches. It allows the embroiderer to work with both hands free, making it the preferred frame for professionals. The instructors at the Royal School of Needlework use this frame for their courses.
In the process of preparing for the Advent set, Evertite Stretcher Bars were selected for framing linen. Two sizes, 16″ and 23″, were chosen for the frame, ensuring its squareness before the lightweight linen was prepared. The linen, cut by thread and folded with creases for reference points, was then stretched over the frame, with alternating pinning and tacking along the width and length. Tension was adjusted for a tight finish. Despite challenges with tacks from a local store, the framed-up linen is now ready for design transfer.
In preparation for the Advent Ecclesiastical Sewing project, the focus is on framing steps using the Evertite Tension Adjusting Stretcher Bars. These bars offer an adjustable feature with tiny screws, ensuring the embroidery project stays taunt. The bars, available in various sizes, are easily assembled with a straightforward tightening process using an Allen Wrench. The cost-effective Evertite frames are practical, functional, and adaptable, providing a range of adjustments to keep the work in good shape. Needle in a Haystack and Stitchville USA are recommended places to find Evertite frames.