Hello Friends. I had such a productive day today. I’m excited to share my latest finish. This is a design from Yvonne Buus that she calls ‘Joseph.’ I’m calling it ‘Happier Times’ since that is what is brings to mind and what we are all awaiting.
I thought I’d share with you my method for finishing. This first picture shows the materials I used. The foam board is cut so it fits into the back of the frame. Using quilt batt glued to the board gives the piece nice dimension. The Stitchery Tape is double sided and acid free.
I steam pressed the piece, checked for any punches that needed trimming and cut the excess weaver’s cloth to two inches around the piece.
Position your piece with the foam board in the center. Place this into the back of the frame and check the front side to make sure no weaver’s cloth shows around the side. Attach the cloth in the center of each side. Check the front again. You might need to reposition the piece. You can remove the cloth from the initial attached area once or twice without compromising the tape.
After making sure the cloth is pulled tight and attached to the tape I used a point pusher to keep it all in place in the frame.
Then I used regular scotch tape (double sided) on the frame back and covered it with brown paper. I usually use screw eyes, but didn’t have any in the house. There is no running to the hardware store these days, so plan B is using a ‘make do.’ I had some upholstery tacks and actually really like how it turned out.
So, here’s the finished product
I hope I had some good tips for you. If my stain and wax is dry I’ll have my two sheep ready to post tomorrow. I stained it today and added MinWax. Now it just needs to dry.
Thanks for stopping by.
6 thoughts on “Happier Times.”
Your work is beautiful!
One up side to being stuck at home is catching up on our Craft projects.
Thanks right. What are you working on ?
I LOVE THIS ONE!!!
Thanks Mary. I’m currently working on creating my own pattern. Wish me luck.
Thank you, Yvonne. My cousin and his wife do maple tapping every year. I was excited to work on your lovely pattern.