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From a needlework course

Post by Roboframer » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 7:56 pm

This came in yesterday - nice piece of Crewel done on a course.


Lady had been scored on design and 'mounting' and lost a few marks for one of her corners. The board it was mounted on was far thicker than necc and after getting down to two frame options, one she liked that would swallow everything easily and one that would not unless I re-stretched the piece over a thinner support - which she liked better, we decided I'd re-stretch it.

She said she was 'sure' she had laced it, but she may have used some adhesive - no, no that was it, she only used adhesive to stick two boards together.


So - off I went with a seam ripper to remove the calico back.


This is as far as she had got with lacing ...


Probably after realising it would be a waste of time after GLUING it like this ....... It's some type of very aggresive adhesive; not tape.

I thought the piece was stitched through two pieces of fabric, but thankfully the bottom piece was glued to the board and the fabric the work is done on was stitched to it - with the criss cross mess of stitches in the 4th shot above.


Otherwise removing it would have been a nightmare - but after undoing all those stitches and the sewn together mitred corners - off it came


The two boards were stuck with copydex - Hmmmmm reversible - look it just rolls up - like a bogie.....

So - where was this course done - at a local guild?

Nope - wait for it - a diploma course at ..........

The ..........

School of


Well, I'll find out more when she returns but surely the RSN did not teach those methods - surely she used her own method and presented a finished piece for marking.

Mary Case GCF

Post by Mary Case GCF » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 10:18 pm

Is it me? I couldn't see any of your lovely pics, John.


Post by Roboframer » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 10:39 pm

Have you got your reading glasses on or the other ones?

Ooo-er - dunno - can you see the attached ones but not click on them - or not see anything in my post at all?

I can see 'em - anyone else?

(I did reduce them in Irfanview to 800x600 - honest)

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Post by Mary Case GCF » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 10:41 pm

Reading glasses firmly attached to nose. I can see pretty little boxes, but when I click on them, all I get is a blank page with gobbledygook in the tab at the top of the page. Does that make sense?

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Post by Spit » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 10:43 pm

Fine for me!

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Post by osgood » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 11:35 pm

I can see them from down here!

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Post by Moglet » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 11:55 pm

Comin' through loud 'n' clear in the Emerald Isle! :)
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Post by prospero » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 1:01 am

I can see you house from here Robo. :D
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Post by WelshFramer » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 9:34 am

They travel west OK. Maybe something to do with the weather up north.
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Post by kaptain.kopter » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 11:40 am


Glad to see you're wearing the obligatory 'framers plaster'.
I should probably get shares in Elastoplast. Ran out last week and borrowed a packet from home. Unfortunately we only had Winnie the Pooh or Disney Princess ones. Didn't do much for the image.
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Post by The Crofter » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 1:56 pm

No problem at this NW outpost...

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Post by Grahame Case » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 2:31 pm

okay over at the CMC station here,

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Post by Bill Henry » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 2:48 pm

Nope, I can see 'em here just fine.

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Post by Mary Case GCF » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 6:47 pm

Must just be me then. It'll be this computer, known here as the old computer, as opposed to the new computer that was requisitioned for the shop. Both are hardly spring chickens. Time for the business to pay for yet another computer maybe, although now it is mostly used for personal stuff like playing games, checking emails, forum browsing and occasional business stuff I can't get time for during the day.

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Post by Mary Case GCF » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 6:49 pm

I'll try to find time to check at the shop, because I feel left out that everyone else in the world can see the pretty pictures but me. :crying: :crying:


Post by Roboframer » Fri 18 Apr, 2008 7:08 pm

Yeah, well, never mind all that - you're supposed to be outraged that the RSN could give anyone a diploma on presentation only.

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Post by span2iels » Sat 26 Apr, 2008 6:11 am

John As you are probably well aware trying to educate some of the ''supposedly more educated'' members of these organisations is difficult to say the least. I gave a demonstration at an Embroidery Guild meeting on supporting fabric art; a number of these members, all sat at the same table, were feverishly taking notes and left it up to others to ask questions but what really blew their minds was when I used the tight fit on a piece of old Chinese silk embroidery.

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