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Please be aware that these frames are all hand built by Stephen, and there may be a wait time for delivery. Feel free to call 910-200-8049 before purchasing your frame if you are concerned about delivery time.
Please see PHOTOS below: Frame on blue ground is the actual type of frame in this listing, which is for the frame only. We are also showing what it looks like on the Puritan Floor Stand (not included in this auction). The remainder of the pictures are showing how the frame mechansim works to tighten your work.
We now offer fourteen models of the Snap Dragon Rug Hooking Frame. We make the following styles in Cherry or Milled Aluminum:
LAP STYLE: Highboy, Lowboy and Angled (These can be drilled to fit your single bolt stand in many cases).
BALL AND SOCKET STYLES: T-leg, Highboy, Lowboy
360 SPIN STYLE for your Puritan Stand.
Please see our other frames listed in our eBay store: Rug Hooker's Haven. If you are having difficulty deciding which frame will work best for you, please call Sue Ellen at 910-200-8049.
The following is general information about all the Snap Dragon Frames. Please read it carefully, as all the frame tops are made the same way.
Functional: Snap Dragon Frames (TM) are the new wave in fabric stretching frames for old fashioned rug hooking. Invented in January of 2005 by Stephen R. Schmidt Jr., this fine handcrafted frame gives you the leverage you need to achieve a tight hooking surface using only finger or hand strength. It will, with a "snap" of the paddles, stretch your rug backing tight and hold it that way until you release the tension and remove the fabric. The patented self-locking cam-activated system for stretching rug backing is simple and quick to operate, offering an ideal solution for rugcrafters with little hand strength, allowing them to both pull the backing fabric tight and create even loop heights to produce a more uniform product. The 17.125" x 14.625" frame leaves an ample 13.5" x 11" working area and can be mounted on several different base and leg assemblies so you can choose your preferred mode of hooking. It is comfortable to handle, well balanced and weighs between 4.75 and 6.5 Lbs, depending on the model.
Protective: This is a frame you can actually cuddle up to! Designed originally as a lap frame, great care has been taken to round and smooth all surfaces that come in contact with the body. The gripper strips are recessed in their poplar tracks to reduce your exposure to the needles, without reducing their effectiveness at "gripping" the fabric ....AND.... the Snap Dragon Frame (TM) allows you to flip the gripper rails upside down when the frame is not in use to reduce exposure to the grippers and potentially avoid injury.
Adaptable: While the Snap Dragon Frame (TM) is well balanced and sits comfortably on the lap, we have adapted the frame to suite numerous floor stands and sit-upon stands currently available on the market. Let us know which stand you prefer so we can set up your frame to fit. Should you change your mind about the style of frame you want to use, conversion parts are also available.
Repairable: The Snap Dragon Frame (TM) is designed to allow parts to be interchangeable. Should a part break or wear out, replacement parts or assemblies are available to get your machine working properly again. Our Snap Dragon Frame (TM) comes with a One Year Limited Non-Transferrable Warranty and our Snap Dragon DELUXE Frame (TM) comes with a Three Year Limited Non-Transferrable Warranty.
Beautiful: It really looks great!!! The Snap Dragon Frame is made primarily of poplar with either cherry or walnut accents. The woods are hand sanded and finished with several coats of clear lacquer to bring out the natural beauty and character of the wood. Our new Snap Dragon DELUXE Frame (TM), has milled aluminum accents for added strength and durability. The legs are made of lightweight but strong aluminum strapping, adding a silvery touch. The Snap Dragon Frame (TM) is a beautiful tool you will be proud to own!
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Please see our website for full warranty.
The Snap Dragon Rug Hooking Frame is truly the most innovative and functional tool made specifically for rug hookers in decades. This frame was designed by Stephen R. Schmidt Jr., a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts in Design and Production. As a child, Stephen learned from his mother how to hook rugs and design patterns, and has moved many cartons of wool in support of this craft. Familiar with the abrasive effects of gripper strips and having bled many times for the art, Stephen has applied his skills to create a more user-friendly tool. Rug Hooker's Haven is proud to be able to offer this fine handcrafted tool and hope that it will bring you many years of enjoyable and comfortable rugcrafting.
Please note photos showing the frame and how it functions. The photos attached will show three positions of the paddles, which explain how the Snap Dragon Rug Hooking Frame works. The remaining pictures show the application of a pattern to the frame. Patterns are to be placed on the frame with slack. DO NOT TIGHTEN your pattern over the frame before you use the paddles to tighten it. Complete instructions are shipped with the frame along with our warranty, warnings and return policy. Please email us with any questions you may have regarding this frame and its ability to do the pattern stretching that you need to hook a rug.
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