One of the things I'm always talking with my friends about is how to present fiber art in the best light. So I'm always looking for solutions myself. When I started embroidering these pieces, I didn't have a plan. (I don't recommend that!) But, I leaned on my tried and true techniques (like rattail binding and mounting on wooden cradle boards) and here is a sample of how one of them will be mounted.
After I trimmed them and bound them with rattail, I realized they were not all the same finished size. They measured 6" to 6-1/2" so I couldn't mount them on a standard 6" square. But I wanted to hang them all together so I decided to buy 8" x 8" cradled boards (I buy mine from Dick Blick) and paint the boards black (with acrylic paint) so each piece would float on the surface and maybe the differences in sizes would be less noticeable.
I haven't attached any of the pieces to the boards because I'm still thinking about whether to glue them down all the way to the edge or just glue the center so the edges are free, giving the final piece some dimension. Sometimes, I think about these decisions for several weeks before I make the final decision.
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Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!