Definition: Frames used in needlepoint are referred to as scroll frames and stretcher frames and are used to keep the needlepoint canvas taut, freeing both of your hands to stitch. This reduces canvas warping and stretching. The tighter the canvas is stretched in the frame, the easier the needle passes through the holes in the canvas. Embroidery hoops can be substituted for smaller projects.
Also Known As: Stretcher bars, scroll frame, needlepoint frame