My EGA GCC piece “Tiramisu” had been sitting in a drawer since 2008 while I tried to decide how I was going to frame it. I actually do much of my own framing, but this piece was extra special. The piece is a reversible blackwork piece and I didn’t want to cover up the back…what would be the point of it. And I wasn’t sure I was up to the framing and doing the piece justice.
I have often see pictures of needlework pieces framed by Jill Rensel on the web and just love what she does. So I decided to have her frame this piece. The only criteria I gave her was that I wanted glass on the front and back so I could show off both sides. I didn’t really care about how “finished” the back of the molding looked because it would be against the wall most of the time. I got it back last week and boy did she do a wonderful job:
Look at that back?! And the carved scrollwork in the corners?! Didn’t she do a fabulous job? I will definitely be sending more pieces to Jill in the future. In fact, I’ve been diligently be working on my “Christmas Hope”, anticipating what she can do to frame this piece. Here’s how “Christmas Hope” looks to date:
I’m almost done with all the confetti stitching. Then I just need to backstitch all the vines before I can move on to the bands of specialty stitches. It will be nice to break away from all the constant color changes and the confetti stitching for a while. I can only handle that kind of stitching for so long. I do love the look once it’s done….it’s just tedious.