Needlework and Tapestry Stretching
We frame every kind of needlework: embroidery, cross-stitch, tapestry and lacework. All needlework requires special treatment in order to be framed sucessfully. Befor a frame is attached, they need to be stretched over a suitable quality board, using using thread to keep the fabric flat and taut. Needlework can be pinned in place along the outer edge before it is "laced" with thread.
We will help you make a decision on whether to overmat your needlework. As a general re they are usually matted, in order to keep the glass away from the stitchwork and to prevent stitches from becoming crushed. In addition, the choice of mats can be used to complement certain areas of the needlework. However, if you decide not to use an overmat we can always cut an invisible fillet from matboard to go between the glass and the stretched needlework to keep the glass away.