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« on: September 08, 2007 08:38:08 PM »

I finally finished this piece that I have been working on for almost a year (admittedly, I mostly worked on it on business trips--on the airplane).  The design is by a company called Artstitch, they do a lot of art & crafts/art nouveau style designs.

This is my first embroidery project, but I have to say I'm hooked, I love it--I started a new project the same day I finished this one!

I do have a question, as this is my first cross stitch --how do you frame/mount such work?  With the embellishment of the fan button, I'm not sure it would work under glass, but I really would like it on the wall to show it off.  Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 08:42:29 PM »

You did a good job and I love the Western techniques used to make an Eastern picture.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 09:53:57 PM »

You're not really supposed to put cross stitch under glass.
To frame it, you need to cut a piece of chipboard to fit into your frame, and start with the middle of the sides stretching them until the fabric is tight but not warped.  I use masking tape to hold it onto the chipboard.  I know that's not archival, but it's the easiest.  Work your way around the piece taping as you go.  After you're done put it into the frame (minus the glass).  Some frames come with mattes, but they aren't that hard to cut if you want to customize.
It only took me about 30 minutes on my first try, and it's definitely worth not spending the ridiculous amount of money the professionals charge.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 10:08:56 PM »

Oh, by the way, great job!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007 06:08:00 AM »

That's a fine piece--I wouldn't mind it hanging on my living room wall Smiley

If you have enough room at top and bottom to create a channel, you could add thin wooden rods or dowels and hang it. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007 09:23:37 PM »

Craftyhandbags and gannon, thanks so much for the guidance, I will be able to show it off properly now!

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2007 12:41:00 PM »

Wow! Lots of detail. Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2007 06:15:20 PM »

Beautiful.  Honestly, there is nothing else for that!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007 04:02:32 PM »

this is a lovely embroidery - I agree with Gannon that it would look great hung simply with dowels as a wall hanging- great work
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007 10:05:10 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous! What a work of art.
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