Jul 1, 2008

Mime Revisited

The bullion knot required me to use spacers in the frame. I found a frame shop that was willing to sell me spacers, and offered to "staple" the piece in the frame if I brought it in. Today, with Mime in hand, I trotted into the frame shop. :) It was supposed to be a quick 5 minute job, but turned out to be a 30+ minute escapade. The board I stitched Mime onto was *just* a little to short (OK, about 1/4") for the spacers and it kept sliding out of place. The guy at the frame shop with really nice about it and kept at it until "we" got it. I offered to pay him and he said no. He just wants me to come back again. I think I can do that!

Without further adieu... I present, "Mime" framed:

Had an interesting chat with the framer about how people bring in their needlework. He commented on my lacing and said it's rare that he sees that anymore, and how much work it takes to do it. He said they use the sticky boards. He also said that some people use pins and pin needlework to foam core.

31 comments:

Katrien said...

Mimi looks great in his frame! Reminds me I still have a bunch to get framed:-(

Bliss said...

It looks fabulous! My framer suggests spacers any time I don't use a matt so that the stitching/photograph doesn't touch the glass. It stops the artwork sticking to the glass.

Barbara said...

It looks really nice all framed. Where are you going to hang it? Wow - you lace your work!!! I've never done that. Finishing & framing are not my talents. LOL
Barb in TX

CJ said...

Meari - Mime looks great in that frame. When I used to work in a frame shop we used Acid Free Stitchery Tape to secure stitchery. You don't want to pay a framer what it would cost to lace up a piece of work. Super finish.
CJ

Espresso Girlie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Suzann

Patty Smith (ILCS) said...

Mime looks awesome WTG!!!

Shari said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did a great job on the frame Meari!!! Wonderful!!!! It looks so good!!!
Keep up the great work!

nopainforcakes... said...

Great job, Meari! Looks really good!
Hugs, Stefanie

sales said...

Mime looks great in the frame. I use pins and special acid free foam board to stretch my work.

valda said...

Congratulations on finishing Mime! It looks great and I love the frame.

Addicted to crafts said...

Congratulations on some great finishes. Mime framed is beautiful. Pink Carnations is lovely too.

What is your next BAP project?

Gabriele said...

Looks beautiful.
Gabi

Nic said...

The frame really suits the project - great choice!

I have to admit I no longer lace my work for framing but I think I ought to get back to it - I use standard mount board and acid free tape but I tape on the reverse so that if (my some odd chance) preserved for posterity, there will be enough fabric undamaged to re-frame...

Chiloe said...

It's beautiful!!! congratulations !!!

Kelly said...

Looks absolutely fabulous!

Lisa said...

The frame is perfect for Mime! It is a beautiful piece.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Mime looks really good in that Frame Meari...you did a beautiful fantastic job on her and I am so happy that you got her done too.

What are you going to stitch on next?

Take care & Happy Stitching

Mary Ann said...

It looks beautiful--great framing!

Carol R said...

Very beautiful Meari.

Nancy said...

We are a rare breed indeed Meari! I either lace it myself or my LNS does it for me. It's usually around $12-16 per job, depends on the size. I don't think it's too much after the cost of framing! It looks great and it sounds like your framer has a repeat customer! My co-worker is heading to Rockford tonight. Too bad I had plans to go to Chicago!!!

Deirdre said...

Mime looks marvelous in that frame! You have great taste.

I would love to see your lace work!

Barb said...

The Mime turned out stunning!

Christine H said...

Congrats on a finish well done.

Jenna said...

Congrats on getting Mime framed so quickly and for finding a framer who sounds like a real keeper!

Sharon said...

Meari - this is just gorgeous! This is truly a piece that is sure to become an heirloom...big hugs for sticking with this and your finish!!

Sharon said...

Great job with the framing! It looks wonderful.

glenda said...

the color is perfect! Absolutely beautiful work!!

Judith said...

It is very beautifull. Congrats on the finish.

stitcherw said...

Mime looks wonderful, what a great finish all framed up. What an extra feeling of accomplishment to see it done when it was a long time WIP too. I know I get an extra thrill when I finish up a long term piece like that. How sweet of the framer to give you the extra help as well, that type of service does bring people back. So, with Mime done, what will your focus piece be now?
Sue

Barb. said...

Meari! Absolutely gorgeous! Great, great job!

Lisa said...

It looks great, Meari. Very unique piece.