A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc.
A device, usually made of lengths of wood, for holding the layers of a quilt taut so that they can be quilted together smoothly, without folds or puckers. In a full frame, the entire quilt is stretched out at the beginning and the side rails are rolled up in the quilt as portions are quilted. Other frames are designed to maintain a constant distance between the side rails, so that the quilt must be rolled and unrolled like a scroll until the quilting is completed. Quilt frames are sometimes hung by ropes from the ceiling so that they can be raised out of the way when not in use.
Used to hold taut the garment that will be embroidered.
Holding device for insertion of goods under an embroidery head fbr the application of embroidery. May employ a number of means for maintaining stability during the embroidery process. including clamps, vacuum devices, magnets or springs. See Hoop.
Used to stretch the ground fabric taut, so that the embroidery lies flat. Essential for metal threads.Hoops are a simple modern frame; slate frames were used in period.
Holding device for inserting the hoop beneath the needle to maintain stability during the embroidery process.