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Topic: MoC's Miss Glenda - is this a good gift?  (Read 3486 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009 12:10:04 PM »

Nice, MoC is one of my favorite things to stitch!! I think that this would make a wonderful gift.  If you do decide to mount it on something like a stretcher bar or adhesive board just remember to work the back like you would a canvas for a painting.  Stretching opposite places at a time, turning it as you go.  This will help you get the wrinkles out more than if you just tried to tackle some side of the back at a time.  Good luck!

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009 01:17:22 PM »

i think you got the image perfectly.

as for mounting, i have not mounted a piece in... 7 or 8 years, but when i did, i ironed it, then when i had it on the cardboard/in the frame, i taped it down after stretching it a bit to get any remaining wrinkles out (of course, there may be someone who didn't drop needlework for 7 years then just picked it up again this month who knows a better way)

Thats exactly how I do it.  The wrinkliness is a bit annoying, especially with linen,but overall it ads to the charm of the piece.  Its fabric, it has texture, its awesome!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2009 03:36:44 AM »

Wow, thank you all so much for your nice comments and tips on mounting.  Smiley

I'll definitely try the iron/starch/gently-stretching combo, hopefully it'll work!

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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2009 09:54:35 AM »

That is awesome! 

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