I have a new design just finished, and I thought I'd be able to show it to you today. Alas, I am still waiting for the wee embellishment I want to use on it to arrive by mail. Hopefully I'll have it up and ready to go for Monday. Meanwhile, I am stitching up another freebie I can't wait to share with you. It should be ready early next week, as well.
So, I thought I'd talk about finishing. Yes, yes. Framing is ideal most of the time. And very costly. Pillows, pinkeeps or pincushions are good. But sometimes I want to finish a design quickly and with as little expense as possible. I'm sure anyone who stitches a LOT often feels the same way. Here's one of the things I sometimes do:
This cute little design ~ about 4" by 6" ~ is wrapped around heavy card. Then, it is mounted on a piece of foam board which has been covered with two layers of scrapbook backing paper. Finally, it has a premade satin ruffle finishing the edge. Any type of trim would work ~ whatever you prefer. On the back, a simple triangular picture hanger is glued on. The finished picture is A5 size, or 8.3 X 5.8 inches, and it weighs nothing to hang on the wall. I had all of the items at home already, except for the ruffle. The finished product is 3-dimensional.
The design, by the way, was a freebie off an old website no longer available that was owned by Pamela Kellogg. It's a really lovely design, and I so enjoyed stitching it.
Anyway, just a few thoughts on alternative ways to finish off a stitched picture. Does anyone have other ideas they'd like to share?
Thanks for stopping by...and have a great weekend!