Looking to frame your work in something other than a hoop? Here you will find two easy tutorials on how to frame your needlework using either a standard picture frame, or artist's canvas. It's an easy #crafternoon project that will save you lots of money...for more stitching endeavors.
1. Finish in a picture frame.
Outsourcing framing can get pretty pricey. Luckily, it's relatively easy to diy with a few tips and tricks. This short video will go through all the materials needed and basic steps to display your work in a picture frame.
*Make sure to get a picture frame that is deep enough to hold all of the materials (foam board, cotton batting, needlework, optional spacers, glass, and back of frame).
*Don't skip out on using a layer of thin cotton batting. It acts like a Cumulus cloud for the back of your stitches and helps the whole design lay better.
2. Stretch over a canvas frame.
Stretch your needlework over a canvas (up-cycled or found in the painter's aisle) to create a minimalist finish.
*It can be a little tricky to wrangle in the corners, but it WILL come together with some trial and error folding and tucking.
*Same as above, don't skip out on using a layer of thin cotton batting. It acts like a Cumulus cloud for the back of your stitches and helps the whole design lay better.
Hope you enjoyed these tutorials. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact E+S. We are always happy to help.