Once you’ve finished stitching a cross-stitch project (having done what you can to keep it clean and cleaning it when you’re done if necessary), it’s time to put that beauty in a frame.
Of course the easiest way to finish a cross stitch project is to leave it in the hoop you used while stitching it and just finish the back.
But if your project is too big for that, or you just want to use a regular frame, you’re going to need to know how to do that.
This tutorial from Felt Magnet has some good advice on framing cross stitch, including why you might not want to just let a professional framer do it (they usually work with prints, photos and paintings and may not know how to properly treat your project).
Kymberly offers tips for choosing a good frame for a cross stitch project, how to prep the frame and the project for framing and how to mount and hang your finished project.
It’s definitely worth taking the time to do this right, whether you’re framing something for your own wall or for a gift.
Do you frame your projects? I’d love to hear any tips you may have.
[Photo via Felt Magnet.]