Firstly I cant believe how light it is! I purchased the travel mate stand, along with the large scroll rod frame which adjusts from 24" to 40" and is so easy to attach your scroll rods!! they just snap in and out!
It was a truly a pleasure to stitch on last night. For the first time I was even able to sit on my chesterfield and adjust the stand to suit me. I think I got so much stitching done, because I was just so comfortable!!
All my Aussie and NZ friends will be glad to know that the scroll frames you purchase from your LNS (you know the ones I am talking about? the really cheap ones that only cost around $10 or so for a 30" scroll frame) all fit on the system 4 with no problems at all!! I admit to being concerned about this (even though I received a free 30" set) because I have a few larger projects happening, and was thinking that I might have to order in some more rods from the USA - but all is good and all fits really well!
Cathymk if Joel goes for it, I would say definitely put this stand on your list!! I had no problems with folding it down and taking it to my sisters, where both her and my Mum drooled all over it and added it to their wish lists LOL!
Zohrah? Crazy X-Stitcher the postage was alot! but in my opinion well worth it! It cost $76 US dollars for the postage alone which worked out to be around $110 AUD. But when you weigh in the other factors, - the stand and scroll frame has a lifetime warranty, portable and not to mention sooo light! - I decided to go for it, and I am so pleased that I did!