24 September 2010

How to frame an oval tapestry!

I was framing this cute wee tapestry and
I thought I would create a tutorial to explain how I did it.
(NB I have a free stitching pattern for a similar Russian Doll here )

This is a cute wee vintage frame I found at the local charity shop.
It is a flexible green rubber outer with a stiffer white plastic insert.
Here I am gauging where I to place the tapestry for best effect.

I have placed the white ring underneath the tapestry.

Then the green frame is put on - as the frame is flexible you just
have to force it over the white inner frame - easy!

This is what the back looks like with the frame on.

Then I have added a piece of white card to the back.

Next trim the material leaving a couple of inches to play with.

With a strong thread do a gathering stitch to bring the fabric together at the back.

Cut another piece of card to cover the mess!

Place a bit of glue behind the card and force it into the back of the frame.

Cover it all with black felt and you are done!

Word of advice before you position your tapestry I would recommend
tracing around the inner white ring to ensure your cardboard pieces are the correct size.

I didn't so mine are a bit random but you can hide it all
under the felt and nobody will be any the wiser!

In saying that if you would like to buy this one (!) you will find it here

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