Lately I've been doing some miniature embroidery.
I love to do this after busy workingdays.
Similar to these were available at Elly's Estate.
Does someone know the designer of them?
These 4 small ones (40 count) are for the nursery
and the designs are by Jacqueline Aarts.
The one I am working on now (72 count)
is a part of a big antique pattern from this site;
(more than 3200 beautiful antique embroiderypatterns!)
The frame was carved by me a few years ago.
I did not aply finish at that time so when I picked
it up recently it fell apart.
After renewing it the pattern of the frame is unfortunately
no longer continuous but I still like it though.
I made pictures of the way I frame embroidery,
fitting exactly into the frame,
so if you are interested read on ...
The countnumber of the gauze and the pattern tells you
what the sizes of the embroidery are going to be.
These sizes are the inner sizes of the frame.
Cut equal frame parts simultaneously and glue!
Cut the mesh equal to the outer dimensions of the frame.
Seal the edges with a little (tacky) glue.
Determine at the front of the frame the area
to be embroidered.
Cut cardboard with a gloss layer to fit exactly into
the edges of the frame.
When the embroidery is done aply a thin layer
Tacky glue on the cardboard.
Glue the embroidery on the cardboard and CENTER it!
Cut the mesh equal to the cardboard and put it in te frame.