Among all the possibilities to display a cross stitch embridery, you can put it in a photo frame.
Yes, but… Depending on the frame, sometimes, the back has holes in it ! It’s not a problem when you put a picture in it as it’s opaque, but the Aïda cloth let the light come out of those holes ! Oops…
So, here is an easy way to make your embroidery opaque in order to display it in a photo frame.
The latest project I made was calling for photo frames :
But I had to find an easy way out to hide that big showing hole ! So, I tried it all : paper (no results), heavyweight paper (few results), cardborard (frame no more closable…)…
THE solution ? Aluminium foil.
– Aluminium foil
– heavyweight paper (approx. 250gr)
– a frame
1) Cut out your paper to the size of your frame. Cut the aluminium fold just a little bit bigger, and fold in on your paper.
2) Place it behind your embroidery and close the photo frame.
And that’s how you go from this…
…in about 3 minutes !
What about you? How do you display your embroideries?
Thank you for this tip! I just got into cross stitch again and have a lot of framing projects in mind. I will definitely use this :)