EX-LIBRIS® Sewing Frame ...with slots, for fixing and twisting thread
Ex Libris Sewing Frame
…comes complete with complementary set of hooks & sewing keys for twisting the thread.
This beech wood Sewing Frame features reinforcements to keep the rigidity of the base and to generate a gap between the work table’s surface and the lower part of the sewing frame’s base to make room for the pins that hold the thread. For additional information see the “Features” tab. Price each.
- Built in beech wood, from the body to the screws, coated with transparent varnish in satin finish.
- The sewing frame is composed by various parts: the base is a wooden piece with an intermediate assembly which maintains it always to the right side, underneath it, there are two reinforcements that serve two purposes: first, to keep the rigidity of the base and, second, to generate a gap between the work table’s surface and the lower part of the sewing frame’s base to make room for the pins that hold the treads.
- Close to one of the edges, there’s a slot for the threads or tapes to go through. The complement of the slot is an oppressive and hinged tape, slightly thinner, which allows to keep the position of the threads or tapes according to the needed sewing.
- Above the base, there are a couple of handmade, male thread screws (placed at a 90 degree angle from the base) and a couple of female thread nuts.
- Finally, we find a crossbar with a longitudinal slot, which allows to fix and twist the thread, to the exact tension desired. By using the special hook screws and sewing keys (4 pieces of each provided with the sewing frame) that moves freely up and down using the screws as guidance. Regarding its design, only half the crossbar is threaded, creating a cylindrical stick, with a long longitudinal slot to allow several different fashions of fixing the thread or tape to descend perfectly from its center toward the internal end of the slot of the base.
- Its use is to keep the thread of tape at the desired height and, supported by the nuts, (in combination with the hooked screws if desired) offers two ways to obtain the necessary tension for the sewing work.
- Special hooked screws, and their base “H” shaped sewing keys have been developed by a bookbinding consultant for obtaining excellent results when restoring ancient books with raiser bands or raised cords.