Textile Framing - Kilim Rug
This one is a great favourite of mine and one of the earliest pieces I did, but I loved the challenge of it, so have included it here. It is a tiny and beautiful little example of a Kilim Rug. For this piece, the rug was stitched to the back mount with individual stitches, each tied off at the back of the board. It took over 100 individual stitches to secure this piece. Each of the rug tassels has two stitches to secure it, so that the piece could be displayed either landscape or portrait. The mount borders were cut to equal width all round as well, so that it could hang in either orientation.
Stitching The Kilim Rug To The Mount
A dark blue mount board was selected to sit behind the rug, picking up one of the minor colours of thread in the centre of the rug, and providing a strong contrast for the rug tassels. Spacers were set out of sight around the outside of the rug to give it a recess in which to sit. These spacers were hidden under a double window mount that gave a narrow off-white border to highlight the rug, under a dark green top mount which picked up and accentuated the green threads in the rug.