Free STL File to Make a 3D Printed Embroidery Hoop Frame

That Reed Family is at it again (aka A Bitch in Time) except it’s not about stitching or snarking. Wait, what?! Apparently, they also do some 3D printing and are offering a free STL file to make a frame. Cool.

Head to their website for instructions and where to find the file.

The authors of A Bitch in Time: 30 Snarcastic Stitches for You to Stab had 3D printed a hoop frame as a prop for their Rejected Hearts cross-stitch series. People began asking about the frame likely noticing the lack of the tightening screw. But it’s also a pretty red.

“This 5-inch circular Hoop Frame works just like an embroidery hoop, but its design slips together snugly without the need for the tightening screw.” The file and such are for personal use and not to be resold. The Reeds are offering the STL file for free as they are still perfecting the end product. Maybe in the future we will be able to purchase the hoop frame itself from them. I love the idea of being able to make my own plastic canvas from a 3D printer, but I don’t know about doing it myself…

It was great to get to write about technology and fiber arts coming together. Creators and designers now have access to production tools and get to experiment with new products and ideas, filling a gap where bigger manufacturers can’t go. All this gives the end user more buying choices and adding their own personality to projects. I will definitely keep an eye out for more technological intersections and also on the Reeds because I’m sure they will be up to more shenanigans soon.

Radical right? To find this post again, advance to Hand Embroidery or Cross-Stitch at the top of Frogging News Blogazine. Then look for Hoops/Frames.

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