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Topic: Making a round 'frame' for your embroidery  (Read 6205 times)
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« on: January 20, 2011 09:28:08 AM »

I love embroidery framed in the hoop. But sometimes i like an even cleaner look, without any frame but still round. So I went into the craft store, got some inspiration and came up with the following solution. It is like the 'lacing your embroidery tutorial' by muddlepud, but round. And also it is fast, easy and cheap. Smiley



I blogged about it in German ( http://fraushizzle.blogspot.com/2011/01/runde-sache.html ), but I thought maybe someone would be interested in an English tutorial as well. Smiley
It is my first tutorial,  please bear with me and my wobbly English.  Roll Eyes I use a lot of pictures to make it easier to understand.

You need:



-a circular painting panel (or some sturdy cardboard to cut in shape on your own)
- some strong thread
- fiberfill (or volume fleece)
- a loop or hook
- felt
- glue for textiles

1. Wash and iron your embroidery
2. Draw the size of the panel plus 2-3 cm onto the back of your embroidery. Make sure, that the motif is in the very center of that circle. Cut out.


3. Draw the size of the panel minus 0,5 cm on the felt and cut out. This will be the backside.
4. Take a very strong thread and baste around the edge of the embroidery circle. The last and the first stich should overlap. Leave enough space to the edge, so it doesn't tear out.


5. Aligne the fiberfill with the panel. Make sure, that it is evenly thick.


6. Put both panel and filling onto the back of the embroidery and pull the thread.




7. Have a look, if the motif on the front is in the middle. If not, adjust before you sew up the remaining thread to secure it.
8. Glue the felt and the hook to the backside to hide the raw edge of the embroidery. (You can add a signature or something like that too. This piece is for my partner in the Phat quarter embroidery swap.)


9. Let dry, maybe under a stack of books, so it gets nice and even.
10. Voila, you are done.  Smiley

What do you think?


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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011 09:37:52 AM »

That's terrific!  It looks beautiful, and thank you SO much for the tutorial.  I'm definitely going to try this out, next time I embroider something and am stuck for how to display it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011 09:50:22 AM »

This is great! It looks so nice and finished, but without a hoop. Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011 09:52:58 AM »

that's really neat! 
i also just have to say, i love your user name.   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011 10:00:50 AM »

Nice idea, I love the way it looks as a finished product. Definitely keeping this in mind!
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011 10:06:10 AM »

Great idea/tutorial!  I'm not crazy about hoops, and I like this simple solution much better, actually.  I have a few little embroideries this will lend itself well to!
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011 11:56:00 AM »

Wunderbar! Vielen Dank!
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011 12:26:10 PM »

Smart!! I have some tiny embroideries I've been wanting to do but wasn't sure how I was gonna hang them up, 'cause hoops don't come that small. This will be perfect, thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011 02:15:33 PM »

I don't do embroidery but if I did this would be how I would chose to display them.  I love the clean lines. Very nice
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011 02:59:22 PM »

I love embroidery and have envied the hoopla walls...but I'm not overly fond of the hoops, so I never even considered it. THIS, however, would provide a clean and neat presentation, letting the focus rest on the embroidery, not the hoop.

Just thought of a possible source of free, sturdy centers:  I used to work as a framer and the oval or round "fallouts" from mats are usually thrown out. Might have to call my old friend and ask him to save a few for me!
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