How to frame your project
the finishing touch for your work of art
Finishing your project
There are a few different options that you can use to finish your project.
Before you do anything though, give your project a gentle steam with an iron. Keep it on a low heat so you don’t melt the fabric! Test the heat on a part of the fabric that will be hidden.
The Hoop Method
One of the easiest ways is to simply keep the embroidery in the hoop and finish off the back with felt. You can even paint or stain your hoop.
It’s easy, you don’t need a frame and while felt finishes the back off nicely, really, you don’t even need that. Here is a good tutorial.
The Canvas Method
Another way is to mount it on a canvas. This is a good tutorial.
The Frame Method
I like to put it into a frame. Since the main fabric is 12″ x 12″, I look for a similarly sized frame but it can be any size that fits the bird. Try IKEA or Dollarama. Or look for cool frames in vintage stores. If it’s just the frame you have, you will need to have a bit of backing board that you will stretch the fabric onto that fits into the frame, as well as some wire or ribbon with which to hang it.
Carefully remove the backing board and glass/plastic from the frame. Recycle any glass or plastic that came with the frame (if available in your area). You don’t need it: your hard work shouldn’t be squashed behind glass!
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