This nifty notion allows you to comfortably do handwork in your favorite chair, while watching TV, in the waiting room, or in the car. It gives you an adjustable, comfortable place to rest your hands which helps reduce shoulder and neck fatigue. It has two star knobs that allow you to position the top at the perfect angle and height, a removable washable cotton cover with a pocket for your scissors, and under the pad, the wooden surface is covered with fine-grade sandpaper for tracing. The base also features three spindles to hold your spools of thread and a strong magnet to keep your needle or pins. The work surface is 8" x 12" and when folded flat it is 3 5/8" high. It also comes with a pattern to make replacement covers from your favorite fabric.