Our weaving looks beautiful hung on the wall, but
Have you ever thought of framing your weaving?
It’s a great way to hide uneven edges!
Nice even edges or not, framing your weaving gives it a finished look, and presents it as a work of art… well it is!
It’s best to use a frame that has an extra-wide depth so your weaving can fit in. Here’s the one I used.
Think about all the things you could put in a frame. Tapestries, leftover scraps that are too nice to toss, or you can do what I did here. I framed one of my little fabric weavings made on my book loom.
Click here to get your free pdf on how to turn a book into a loom. In it I take you all the way through your first project.
Come with me, and I’ll show you how I put this project together from start to finish.
If you only want to view the framing steps, just scroll down a bit.
Here’s the fabric I chose to weave with, I just love gingham and polka dots.
Next step is to tear the fabric into strips and warp the loom.
(You can learn to warp a loom inside the pdf, Turn a Book Into a Loom. Click here to get your free copy!
Now I’m done with the weaving, and it’s ready for some extra embellishment.
I took the weaving off the loom and tied the warp threads.
I left the warp threads long, you’ll see why later.
Then I added some embroidery.
Time to trim up the edges.
I sewed the strips into place. Even if the piece will be framed, I still want everything intact.
I laid the back insert of the frame on top of the back side of the weaving.
The center warp threads were tied first.
Then I tied one-half of the warp threads.
Things were getting messy, so I trimmed off the knots.
And then I did the same thing on the other half of the warp.
All tied up and pretty as a picture!
…notice how the edge of the frame’s back shows?
We don’t want that!
So I got some strong cotton crochet thread and sewed it through the edges of the weaving.
Then I tied it tight on the back side.
And now I do believe it is pretty as a picture and ready to set inside the frame.
And there you go!
I like the Blick Spectrum Frame because it can be hung on the wall, or just set on a table or desk.