This is just one of many needlework framing jobs that we have undertaken recently here at Photoworx. We stretch and frame many types of needlework and textiles including: tapestries, cross stitches, embroideries, lace work, and small scale quilts.
All needlework is framed using "conservation methods". This means, we avoid using glues and adhesive tapes which may harm the work long term. We only use acid free mount board which will not deteriorate and damage the framed work while it is in contact with it. Also, wherever possible, we use reversible fixing methods. This means that work can be removed from the frame in the future if required without incurring damage.
The cat embroidery is full of very fine details and also is very colourful, so some time had to be spent to settle on the right combination of mount and frame colour to show it off to its best advantage.
The dark warm brown top mount with the mushroom accent colour compliments the dark and light tones of the cat whilst the choice of the distressed yew moulding, with its golden colour, picks up the mid tones of the cat perfectly. Overall this produces a harmonious effect which enhances the work without being distracting.
All in all a very pleasing result - and the client liked it too!