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This wood frame is perfect for stretching silk and other lightweight fabrics in preparation for painting or batik wax. Four 24" (61 cm) wood pieces are notched for easy adjustment up to 17¼" (44 cm) square.
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small enough to practice on
Comments about Silk Stretcher Frame:
I am a novice to silk painting, I bought this stretcher for small items to learn on.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Difficult to work with.
from Summerfield, NC
I bought this frame to use for silk painting. In theory, this frame would be great if not for 2 problems:1) The wood is entirely too hard/dense for the pins to penetrate. I attached a silk scarf to the frame using stainless steel tri-point pins. I had to mash them super hard to get them to attach at all. When I tried to remove the pins, several of the pins tips broke off and stayed in the wood. I had difficulty prying the tips out of the wood with pliers. I also ended up with a damaged piece of silk. 2) The frame does not stay together, unless you somehow tie the corners together. Altogether, this frame does not work well for silk painting. I ended up making my own frame using strips of cedar from the hardware store and nailing them together,which works well for me.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this frame isn't working for you, and we'll be happy to take care of this for you. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up via email to assist you.
I would buy this product again
from Sacramento, ca
I use this product to stretch silk handkerchiefs to decorate for framing. this product adjusts to multiple sizes.
from Morin-Heights, Qc., Canada
I love this frame and have been looking around for it for quite some time. In my case, I am using it to produce cards and other smaller products in silk. It allows for a straight line on all four sides, without sagging (can be adjusted anyway with the tree prong pins) when I use Habotai silk (less stretchy). The frame is somehow limited for the size of silk/fabric you are using as they cannot be connected for a longer length or width. But for long pieces I am using a different framing system. Love it and highly recommend it to silk painters.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Piece of ......
from Phoenix, AZ
Openings either too big or too small - it is impossible to make a solid stretcher frame out of these sticks. I am not suggesting 6 sigma program, but simple quality check before shipping would be nice.
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that these frames did not work as expected. Our Customer Care team will be contacting you to see if we can assist you with a return or exchange. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.723.2787 if you ever receive a product that is damaged, defective, or just does not meet your expectations. We are here to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase!
By Lady Macbeth
Simple and effective!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Dont judge a book by its cover
from Pinellas Park fl
Was expecting better quality with better price.This product is like for kids to play.Disappointed they dont have more varieties, ex in sizes and better wood material.Not durable at all.Not worth the price.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
very adjustable, works with silk hooks
from aurora, co
works with or without silk hooks, making it very versatile
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Does not stay together well. Has no instructions. Waste of money.
The notches does not provide a level fit therefore it is not a stable frame. In buying a frame fro silk stretching again I would not get the adjustable kind.
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