(Hp1) 7′ Square Hap Stretcher / Shawl Lace Blocking Oak Frame 2.1m x 2.1m


Made to Order – Currently 3-4 weeks – Any issues with ordering please call the office 01423 322 626

Oak framed Hap Stretcher traditionally for blocking Shetland Shawls but could be used in many different ways and for many projects.
Bare frame images 7′ frame.

Image – Shawl on loom, a 10′ frame. This is the standard 7′ frame with extension bars fitted.

The traditional frames were made from anything available, normally driftwood due to a sparsity of trees or other suitable timber.

Ours 7′ frame differs in so much as it’s not a fixed frame but adjusts from a 7′ square right down to a 6″ square in 2″ increments and can even be set to produce a 2″ x 7′ oblong and all sizes between.

Using only 3 sides it will make a triangle

Using 4 sides but having one end narrower than the other will form trapezoid

Extender bars may be ordered to increase frame size so as to accommodate the larger “Wedding Shawls”.

The one shown here (regret the rather poor images) measures 7′ x 7′

We make these Oak framed stretchers to order in any size you require. The largest 12′ square one now lives in Los Angeles. Prices vary accordingly.

Postage is £30 within the UK (actual cost with Parcelforce due to length, weight and insurance).

For Highlands and Islands please request postage rate prior to purchase.

Available on back-order

SKU: Hp1 Category:


Traditionally associated with the Shetland Isles, the stretcher is used to block Haps (the Shetland name for a wool made shawl).
In years past, a shortage of available timber meant that they were a simple frame made of whatever suitable timber washed up on the shores.

This frame is of durable Oak and the edge pins are set at 1″ intervals.
This frame adjusts in 2″ increments from a 7′ square right down to about 6″ square.
It can also be set up as an oblong, a trapezoid and a triangle of any size between the dimensions above.

Extension set
Wedding shawls can be much larger so we also supply a set of 4 extension bars. The largest we have thus far made created a 12′ square frame. That one, plus a 7′ and a 5′ one are now in San Francisco. Another 10′ one is in Australia and the rest are scattered throughout the UK.

These are made to order which can be between 2 and 6 weeks to delivery depending on the time of year and order levels.

Additional information

Weight 26 kg


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