Textile Framing - Cross Stitch Bee Design
A customer brought in this beautiful cross-stitch design that she had made. She wanted to have it framed and give it as a gift. This piece was laced across a piece of mount board to hold it flat. This method allows you to adjust the tension very accurately to ensure that the base Aida embroidery cloth will sit in line with the edges of the frame.
To highlight the wonderful bold colours in the cross-stitch, a double mount was used, with the under-mount in a vibrant yellow to pick up the colours in the bee and the anthers of the flowers. A hand finished charcoal grey moulding was created by mixing wood waxes onto a bare-wood frame to get the perfect dark grey to accentuate the darker colours on the body of the bee.