Craft Focus - Page number 50 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

50 Quality & tradition Dennis Clegg, President of Frank A. Edmunds Co. talks to Craft Focus about its wide variety of needlework and stitching supplies including frames, hoops, stretcher bars and more Tell us a little bit about the company. Where are you based? When did the company start? The Frank Edmunds Company is based in Chicago and was incorporated in 1950. What’s your background and why did you start the company? The company was founded by Frank Edmunds. I joined the company in 1985 after graduating college and working for four years at the National Association of Realtors while attending night school. How has the company evolved? The company started as a wood products manufacturer. We were making rug frame parts for a company that sold the frames to Sear Roebuck. When that company closed, Sears asked if we could supply them with rug frames and quilting frames. Eventually, the company developed a full line of needlework frames and accessories. What do you specialise in? The company specialises in producing needlework frames and accessories that help stitchers produce their best work. Talk us through the current products you’re particularly excited about. Do you have a favourite? One of our most popular products is the