Back in the old days, thread came flat wound on wooden and plastic spools and as such, our older machines have vertical spool pins which are designed to feed this thread evenly.
Modern threads often come cross wound and in many cases feeding a cross wound spool from a vertical spool pin causes all kinds of issues from uneven feeding tension, or having the spool dance off the machine due to the oscillation. Cross wound spools are designed to be fed off the spool end and this is why modern machines have horizontal spool pins, or adaptors to load the spool horizontally.
Sometimes you may want to sew with a larger cone of thread set to the back of the machine and for that you also need a thread stand.
We started making custom thread stands some years ago when some customers complained about the machine mounted models they had purchased, finding that they fit poorly and from my view… they didn’t look that nice either.
So I started making them out of brass, which looks beautiful when it is polished.
The machine mounted stands we make have proven to be exceptionally popular and well reviewed by Featherweight 221/222 and 301 owners, and are particularly useful for machines that travel, if you are a stay at home sewer a table mounted stand is a nice option. They can also swing to the back and feed from a full size cone of thread.
Our newest design is modelled after a vintage Pfaff spool holder, designed when people were still using flat wound spools but found they were also a joy to use with cross wound spools as they feed the thread cleanly and evenly with no backlash.
Another feature is that the brass base weighs an ounce / 28 grams and can be used to set the weight on most domestic bobbin cases.
An addition we made to the Ultimate Stand was an extra extension arm to be used for feeding rear mounted cones of thread…
Ultimate Thread Stand: $45.00 CAD
Extension Arm: $5.00 CAD
Deluxe Thread Stand: $30.00 (Please specify machine model)Follow us on Facebook