Tuesday, July 07, 2009

For Your Framing Pleasure....

I've created a tutorial on "my" framing process - now this is my way, doesn't mean it is the "only" way to do it. But anyway for those of you that are interested in learning the process that I've figured out for myself - click HERE I wish you many enjoyable hours framing your heirlooms!

55 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:29 PM

    Hi Vonna: Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful tutorials. This one in particular will get much use! I really appreciate the time you take to set out the steps in such a clear and easy-to-follow manner. Your work is lovely and it's very kind of you to share your knowledge! Many thanks, SF

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  2. WOW, it looks beautiful. I love this verse, it really hits home for me as I have family in England and its soo appropriate for them. I might have to hunt this down as my next WIP.

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  3. Vonna, this is fantastic! Thank you! Now all I have to do is get up the nerve to try it! lol!

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  4. Thank you for the tutorial. I have a piece and a frame just waiting to go together. Your tutorial has given me the courage I need!

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  5. Wow, your piece is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Vonna, Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am so excited to try it out. Framing pieces myself has always seemed so overwhelming to me and now it feels like something I want to try thanks to your step by step directions! Thanks for taking the time to lay this out!! Meredith

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  7. Lovely job. I took a framing class with Sandra Vanosdall many moons ago, and one secret she gave us was to take a damp sponge and wet the brown paper before you apply it to the back (she used rice glue). When it dries, it's super taut. Of course, no one really sees the back. Just an idea...

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  8. Wow, thank you so much for sharing this and putting so much time into making up this tutorial! I have been really intimidated by the idea of lacing on the back of larger projects and this looks like a nice way to avoid it.

    Thanks again, I can't wait to try it!

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  9. Vonna, you make this look so easy! I have so many pieces that just need finishing. Now hopefully I can frame some myself. Thank you!

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  10. Beautiful framing Vonna! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. I love this frame!!!! It's perfect for this BBD piece!!!!!
    Thanks for the tutorial~~

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  12. I can't thank you enough Vonna for posting your clear easy to follow step by step framing instructions. This is just what I need to try some framing for myself. :)

    Thank you!

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  13. Beautiful stitching and framing work!

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  14. Its such a pretty sampler and I love the words. It looks great framed. ; )
    Alice

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  15. Hello Vonna
    How lovely it is!!
    Thanks for the tutorial. I have tryed before framing myself but it never looks quite as good as I want!
    Hugs

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  16. Thanks for the marvelous tute. I'm glad you describe a way that doesn't need 'lacing'. I hate 'lacing'.;-) And the Sinatra song is the perfect accompaniment!

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  17. Thank you so much for such a great tutorial, I agree with Annie, I HATE LACING!! It just never works for me. Can't wait to do it your way which looks just so much simpler. Thanks again!!

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  18. Love it!!!!! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

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  19. Excellent tutorial on framing, thanks for posting this. CJ ok;-)

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  20. It is fantastic Vonna and the frame is perfect for it!! Excellent job and than you so much for the wonderful tutorial..

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  21. I just had a friend give me a tremendous framing tip. She bastes nearly all her stitching. She leaves her basting thread in the sides that mark the middle of the sides and top and bottom. And then she bastes a new thread along each side that marks the line of the linen that will match up with the foam core. She rarely has to repin as she follows these lines while pinning.

    I think just pulling that one linen thread that matches up with the edge of foam core would work, too.

    PS Great tutorial. Thanks!

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  22. Beth Ruth8:37 AM

    Hi Vonna

    I just love reading your blog! Thank you so much for generously sharing your framing tutorial. As always, I am in awe of your stitching and finishing! Keep up the good work! Beth

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  23. Anonymous8:47 AM

    Vonna,
    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I have 20 or so samplers that need framed, but since I lost my job I can no longer afford to have it professionally done. I have a couple other questions: I like your "Pinkeeps". What is the purpose of a pinkeep? I thought they were pincusions, but after seeing one, I don't think so. Also, what do you use to reinforce the holes in your floss tags? Thanks for all the good information!
    Jane

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  24. Wow, what a coincidence! I just saw that Hobby Lobby is having a 50% off sale on their custom frames and I had made a decision to try to buy some there and do some framing myself. I took a framing class many moons ago but never tried it myself. We learned the pin method also.

    Thanks!

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  25. thank you so much for the grea tutorial,

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  26. Vonna, thank you for yet another excellent tutorial! Your framed piece looks great.

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  27. Pamela-quietgirl25512:47 PM

    Thank you for the tutorial. I in fact have this very same piece sitting on my table that I want to try and frame for a Christmas present. I also liked the fact you tell me what exactly I need from Michael's and what I need to ask them to do. I need those kind of helpful hints and ideas.

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  28. Great tutorial Vonna you must be reading my mind. I have lots of framing! I have heard of that trick too about wetting the paper that goes on the back. I used to do oil painting and my teacher taught us that trick too. No one sees the back of the piece, but it is as tight as a drum. Also, do you use spacers at all between the glass and the piece. Didn't see mention of that and wondered if you did. Thanks Vonna!

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  29. AWESOME tutorial!!! Thank you so much!!! I will be referring to this often. I am hoping to try my hand at framing this week. This is so very helpful! And your Blessings and Kind Wishes looks fabulous...stitching, framing, everything. :)

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  30. That turned out great!

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  31. Thanks for the tutorial, Vonna! I took a class on framing & did a few pieces on my own, but wasn't too happy with how they turned out. I'll have to try it again, using the tutorial. I'm a visual learner, so maybe the extra prompts from the photos will help.

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  32. Beautiful framing job Vonna!! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  33. Thanks for the amazing tutorial. I have so many pieces ready to be framed, but not nearly enough money to get them framed. I'm going to have to start framing some of my own stuff. Thanks again for sharing your framing technique.

    I love how this piece turned out!

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  34. Frame on this looks beautiful - nice job!

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  35. Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to try this!

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  36. Looks great, Vonna and your tutorial is super well done.

    Tanya

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  37. Vonna,

    Thank you for the tutorial. Your BBD is gorgeous .. you definitely need to start that wall!

    Michelle

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  38. Thanks Vonna! Do you ever mat your pieces too?
    I have that huge Neighborhood RR that I'm finishing up to frame. This method would probably save me a bundle on it!
    Your piece is gorgeous!

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  39. You are always so good about putting together great tutorials. Here is a tip that a framed told me:
    Once you have secured your brown paper on the back you can mist it with a bit of water and dry it with a blow dryer, this will cause the paper to shrink tightly to the back of the frame. :D

    Happy Birthday my friend! It sounds as if you had a great day ~ Ohhh, how I love "OG" bread sticks and salad!

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  40. Hi Vonna..thank you for this great tutorial, I'm now lookinfg forward to doing some of my own framing.
    Pretty frame and your stitch is wonderful, very nice finish...hugs, Linda

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  41. Great tutorial!! Thanks!!

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  42. Thanks so much for the great tutorial. And I LOVE that finished piece--the colors are so lovely!

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  43. What an incredible teacher you are! These instructions are so clear, I am going to frame my next piece myself. Thank you so much!

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  44. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I looked it all over very carefully and thought "hmmmmm. It's do-able." I paid to have a small piece framed recently, and it seemed so expensive--I'd rather spend my stitching budget on stitching stuff instead of a framer.

    About the Victoria Sampler "Tea Party." You could SO do the little bit of ribbon work. If you look at the picture of it, the only ribbon work is just a taste--those white flowers on the left. You'd be great--try it!

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  45. Hi Vonna, like everyone else, I am grateful for your time and effort. You have solved the mystery of framing, enough so that some of us will indeed be brave and try it:)

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  46. That looks AWESOME!!!

    Thank you sooo much for the framing tutorial!! I have been looking for something like that for a while now, and wasn't sure where to find one. No I need look no further! :)

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  47. I love your tutorials. I've been using them for quite some time, so it is about time I told you so! :)
    You do beautiful work.

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  48. Your tutorials are perfect. Right down to every single last detail. I enjoy reviewing them before I do some of my finishes. I especially liked this one on custom framing. Thanks for taking the time to share your expertise with all of us.And, compliments from you are extra special considering you are top notch at finishes! Keep up the great work Vonna!~ Faye

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  49. Hi ~
    I just found your blog & I love it. I have to take some time and go through your posts. Wonderful tutorial on framing. Thanks so much. I'm a part time stitcher & I mainly am a basketweaver, LOL. Thanks again & have a wonderful day.
    Pam

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  50. Hi Vonna!
    Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I love your blog. really enjoy it!
    :)
    Raggedy Hugs,
    Louise

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  51. Mairi4:30 AM

    Thanks Vonna... I have always tried to do my own framing but this method is sensational! I will definitely be trying it next time I finish some needlework! You're a legend!
    I always love seeing what you're up to! You're an inspiration!
    Love, Mairi

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  52. An excellent tutorial. I'll try it out very soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Blessings looks wonderful, you did a great job framing. Thanks for the tutorial, and my deepest sympathy on the passing of Keith's grandmother.{{hugs}}
    Sue

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  54. HELLO! Here mom and I have been thinking you just needed a much deserved break and you've been posting all along! Bloglines didn't show that you had posts until today and now its telling me you have eleven!
    My friend Sue does her on framing and she's shown me how she does it, but it looks scary! I'll look at your instructions and consider them soon! I know it would save me $6 or more per piece.

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