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Monday, 14 September 2015

More thread painting

I've been experimenting with my thread painting and really enjoying it. One of the problems I had was how to display the completed work.  After trawling through google images and trying various things out I decided that the finished pieces look best bonded on white mount board and put in to a box frame. I am going to supply them already on the mount board but not with the frame because the extra cost of shipping would be considerable and some people might prefer a wooden frame anyway.
This is the first piece which I have up for sale. It is called a sister is forever and if you want to see how it looks in a frame pop along to my etsy shop where there are more photos.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Textile pendants

Today I thought I would tell you about the lovely mini frames I have discovered for making textile pendants.
They are like little wooden picture frames but especially made for textiles as they have ready made holes in the frame to sew you textile in to place. I have made one with felt and stitch but you could use any type of textile .Needlework, knit, crochet a tiny applique or even a scrap of vintage fabric. Here is a photo of the one I made.
As you can see I picked an embroidery thread to match the felt for the stitching which is just a simple back stitch. I think that the stitching adds to the charm. A ring is also provided to slide a chain through. These would make a beautiful and very personal gift.
The frames were designed and are made by a husband and wife team called Shelby and Emad Allaho. Shelby is a textile artist and Emad works with wood so between them they had the knowledge and skills to make these special little frames for textile artists.
If you would like one of these frames to make a pendant for yourself or perhaps start making Christmas gifts for special friends they are available in Shelby and Emads etsy shop 
 you can also follow them on instagram @ewoodstory.