Friday, 8 February 2013
Lindisfarne Beasts: completed
The embroidery was already finished, but to finish the piece I needed to do a few more final bits and pieces.
I first damp stretched it, to get it nice and wrinkle-free:
I've had a frame in mind for this from that start, and had made sure that the piece of linen I was using for the embroidery was the right size to fit. I retrieved it from the cupboard, and got it ready:
Using the mount board that came with the frame, I pinned the fabric in place:
and mitred the corners:
And then laced the back tightly:
Here it is from the front, nicely stretched:
And finally, in the frame, on display:
I'm going to enter it for the the Embroiderers' Guild exhibition in Durham Cathedral later this year - I'll let you know whether it's accepted.