martha and colleen

Two of my favorite cross-stitchers were recently in the gallery to choose framing for work they recently completed.

Thought you might like to see their completed projects . . .

Colleen . . .

Beautifully stitched in shades of pink, Colleen always stitches on linen and her lines are perfectly straight, meaning perfect tension - have no idea how she does it.

 

The outer border stitching itself is very rectangular, so I was somewhat limited in the types of cuts I could do on the mats. I cut the inner mat to follow the shape of the image. The outer mat I designed a squared up corner with a bit of round detail on the sides, top and bottom to try to follow the design of the stitching.

 

A simple white frame with beading is all that was needed to make this the perfect gift for this little girl.

Martha . . .

Martha’s needlework was done with the holiday theme in mind. The little gingerbread man has very simple lines, although they are mostly rounded. So I decided to cut simple round corners for this little guy.

visions of snowmen stitched on my wall . . .

This snowman was stitched and framed to give to a friend who is moving north to Minnesota. I think he will be very happy in his new home.

 

Note that the outer mat has a single corner notch to pick up on the checked pattern of the cap and coat he wears to brave the icy winters he will face up north.

 

A simple black frame is all that is needed to make the framing complete.

grace by Colleen . . .

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