If you missed part 1 of this tutorial you can find it here or scroll to the previous post. I’m mounting these small embroideries to give them more presence. Many viewers might not have had any experience with textiles in a fine art setting can immediately appreciate them as works of ART when they see them framed or mounted like a painting. Also – I just really like them this way.
Now that my canvas is painted in a way that will enhance and support my textile art, I’m ready to mount the works. I chose to wire the backs before mounting the embroideries as that process is a little rougher and I wanted to be gentle with the artwork.
This works fine for these pieces because they have a layer of wool felt that keeps the medium from bleeding through to the top layer of cloth. If I only have one layer of cloth I would sew the work directly to the canvas.
Hope youve enjoyed watching his process. My online course, Picture it Framed, offers a whole boatload of video lessons with other options for mounting and framing textile work.