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Framing

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  • Started 9 years ago by Katerina
  • Latest reply from Brigitte Gant
  1. Katerina
    Member

    Hello,

    I can't afford to pay for professional framers to frame all my projects - I'll use them for a special cross stitch but I can't with all of them - so I've been looking up how to do it myself, but it does seem rather complicated.

    Can anyone give me an easy method for framing smallish articles?

    I've bought a mounting board - it was a big A1 size so hubby can cut it down to size as and when I need it, but it seems quite thick and I'm not sure it'll fit in a frame because of it's thickness!

    I have a completed cross stitch that I'd like to frame - the design is 7x7 inch square, what's the best way to do it?

    Kat

    Posted 9 years ago #
  2. Barbara Stone
    Member

    Kat, I got really fed up with having to pay a small fortune every time I wanted to get something framed, so I went to Evening classes at the local college, and I've done all mine ever since. I don't have a quick and easy way to do framing - I would draw your attention to the cross stitch bible because Jane does give a simplified way of doing it in there - you might try that and see how you get on, but apart from that I'm really afraid I can't offer any decent suggestions. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. I'm really happy that I decided to go to classes, but there again, I've got a very good husband who will help me when I've got a big frame to cut, and only one pair of hands. Hope this might help, especially as the evening class season is just starting again.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. Brigitte Gant
    Member

    I am very lucky to have a reasonably priced bespoke market trader frame maker here and then somehow manage to get my work inside the frame. I have used a pencil with toy pictures on as a hanger for a small birth sampler instead of buying an expensive hanger.

    Posted 9 years ago #

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