The Original Lap-Stitch Frame is designed to set on your lap or table and allows you to stitch without holding the frame or fabric. You will not have hoop rings, dirty fabric or uneven stitches in your project. The "starter kit" is equivalent to the Original. The only difference is you get only one set of dowels of 12" suitable for the great part of works. The Lap-Stitch Frame can be used for cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel embroidery, and quilting.