Recent Reviews for Thread Stands
I have wanted one of these for ages. Iím a item embroidery enthusiast, using my Brother Innovis V7, and I wanted something that would make changing thread colours less of a hassle. I was a little apprehensive, as a Google search reveals very little information or reviews on them, which is why Iím here now. My overall impression is that I am really disappointed in this product. Were it £20 or so I could have lived with the downsides, but this is grossly overpriced and had I not removed it from its packaging Iíd be very much inclined to send it back to GUR. The spool stand itself is made of plastic with some metal pieces. No surprises there. While I canít really fault the build quality of this item, you are paying £60 for a few pence worth of plastic and metal. The stand itself attaches to the item by removing the lid of the item (which is really easy to do) and slotting into the slots where the lid used to be. This isnít very clear from Brotherís official images and was a tad annoying for me as I like to leave the lid up and lean my bobbin holder against it. The item itself has an awful lot of pieces, but the instructions provided make it really easy to assemble, and I was able to figure out most of it without the instructions. What Brotherís official blurb also doesnít tell you is that this stand is supposedly designed for embroidery thread only. I have used it with standard thread and it seems to do fine, but something to be aware of. So, does this stand actually make it changing threads easier? Debatable. The reason I went for this stand rather than one of the cheaper, generic alternatives on eBay, is that this stand features thread holders, which are small rubber bands designed to hold the end of your thread when youíre not using it. However, they are fiddly to use. Furthermore, Iíve found that this thread holder does not actually stop threads next to each other becoming tangled. Recently I wound a bobbin using a reel that was on the stand, and it was winding at high speed. Before I knew it, the bobbin reel thread and the thread next to it on the spool stand tangled, and metres of thread were all over the place. I donít use the thread holders now, and I cut right back to the spool now when Iím done with a thread. All in all, the downsides to this spool stand are considerable, and as I said, Iíd return it if I could. The spool stand does save me the fuss of having to put thread on my inbuilt spool stand, but frankly fiddling around for the end of the thread (due to the fiddly and tangling thread holder) and looping the thread up over the top and through the loop at the base, I suspect this spool stand might actually be costing me time rather than saving it. I am a huge fan of Brother products, having owned 3 products (by upgrading, not at all by item failure), plus a Brother printer. None of these items have ever let me down. However, I am deeply, deeply disappointed in this product, which is only compounded by the steep price tag. Really cannot recommend this product at all.
I can visualise this being super useful,it fits so neatly onto the item bringing tidiness to my sewing table. Best regards Mary Briggs
Mary Briggs, Nuneaton