Vintage stitch, new stitch needlework framed in Prescott

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Vintage stitch and new stitch – have your needlework framed in Prescott! Did you just finish your latest project, or have a family heirloom? We are here to help you find the best frame to enhance it.

Vintage needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, and cross stitch need special care when being framed. Frame your cross stitch the right way and it will last lifetimes. Frame it shoddily and it will fade, deteriorate or get bug-eaten, or worse.  The needlework should be stretched by hand so it’s as flat as possible and yet still able to be un-framed if it ever needs to be cleaned. No glue should ever touch your needlework! Mats should be made out of archival materials that are either cotton or high alpha cellulose. The frame itself should look great with the needlework, and harmonize with the overall design. If it has glass, it should be UV filtering and anti-reflective.

Vintage stitch, new stitch needlework framed in Prescott

Vintage stitch, new stitch needlework framed in Prescott

Vintage stitch. This cross stitch is sewn on a linen handkerchief. We bet it was probably in the early to mid 1900’s. We love the tiny hearts and flowers, and the gracefulness of the ribbons on the lacy fan. We chose to hang it as a diamond, because it really compliments the design of the handkerchief. The art deco pattern on the frame really enhances the curves and arches in the cross stitch.

Frame new needlepoint exactly like you would vintage needlepoint! Don’t undervalue the beauty of this art form, because this is the kind of art that families save. It’s a little part of the person who made it. A lot of needleworkers underestimate the beauty and the value of what they do. Cross stitch and needle art takes hours and hours and hours to complete.  A great frame makes your needlework all come together with a grand finale!  Whether it’s modern or antique, well made or amateur, a needlework should therefore be framed fabulously.

Vintage stitch, new stitch needlework framed in Prescott

New Stitch. This tiny needlepoint only measures 2″ x 3″.  Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is the subject matter. It’s done on 18-count fabric and the itty bitty details are just stunning. Even though the mat on this art is only 1 1/4″ wide, it looks big enough with our petite walnut frame. The entire effect is dainty and sweet.

Vintage stitch, new stitch needlework framed in Prescott

New Stitch. Beatrix Potter’s “Hill Top”  home is the subject of this miniature cross stitch. This work is some of the tiniest we’ve seen! We love this one because we are great big Beatrix Potter fans. UV filtering Art Glass keeps reflections at bay. Measuring 5″ x 4″, this work is extra sweet and dainty.

Just for fun – our last example: A happy unicorn.  So what’s your excuse for not stitching? Get out those threads and get to work! When you’re ready to frame, come see our framing family at The Frame and i.

Vintage stitch, new stitch needlework framed in Prescott

Needle art is for the young, the vintage, and everyone in between. We love this happy unicorn and found the perfect raspberry and green frame to make him smile!

 

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