The concept is wonderful. It makes a beautiful presentation with the ribbon threaded through. I do struggle a bit when my arthritis is acting up but still love it. Make sure you are working at a heavy table... not a card table. I use my kitchen table and I put a cutting board underneath. I bought 4 designs and love them all.
I purchased 4 different types of these. So far I've only played with one of them, but plan to really use them this week. I'm very pleased with my purchase. The only thing I would do differently is to order extra "needles".