Even if not all the embroideries we have the pleasure to create are not meant to be framed as to decorate the walls of our house or the rooms of our friends or parents we love, the cross-stitched work is one of the most natural and elegant product of needle and thread
However, as it happens now for several arts where the skills of the concerned designer (like a tailor, a shoemaker, a fabric upholsterer and many more that the industry cannot (luckily!) replace - finding a frame-maker capable of suitably treating our precious work is actually a hard work! Raise your hand if you have ever seen your embroidery tightened too much on one side or on the other, glued on the back of the frame, nailed on its sides (in both cases, with the result that time and humidity make the embroidery curl on itself, thus creating a horrible effect!)
Obviously, this does not mean that some good frame-makers do not exist. They are capable and, above all, full of mastery and passion. But we know that love and crafts are now rare and those of you who have found them, please keep them into serious account! This is the case of the wonderful handmade frames by The Family Tree Frame Co. for the Crescent Colors
Fot all the others that, maybe because they live in small towns which offer a narrower choice (or bigger, with a wider choice but too industrialized and wasteful) or more simply, for all those who love trying the art of framing their embroideries, by producing even their tailored frame or choosing one generic frame to decorate as they prefer, here comes form England a new product we cannot miss!
It's called Grip-n-Frame
and you can find it here
, with a video-tutorial as to see exactly how this revolutionary system works.
Actually, you will find in a box 5 meters (10 strips of 50 cm each) of a special tubular piece in strong plastic with some particular little tension teeth which tight the embroidered fabric, in a definitive way and fix it on all types of frame backs, with no glue, no nails, no pins! Then choose - or have fun to create with your own hands! - the frame you prefer and all is done! The most beautiful thing is that this system allows you to frame also round, oval or any curved embroideries, as well as the squared or rectangular ones!
It's based on the same concept of the "revolution in the hoops world", for a very good reason!
It's the Grip-n-Stitch
, a hoop with a modular design which can be used several times by screwing and unscrewing its pieces with the same tensor and fixing teeth of the Grip-n-Frame
, capable of tightly keep in their position all types of embroidery fabrics, also the most delicate linen, without any sign on them! Its genial design allows you to obtain several different hoops of different sizes, all in one box! Have a look at them here
and do not miss even this time the tutorial video.
Finally, since we do not want you and us to miss anything, we have decided that these crafty English men deserved our attention also for their colorful, light but very resistant thread-keepers. Complete with thread-cutters and needle cases, these thread organizers have also a very comfortable paper band where you can write and re-write several times the numbers of the threads and they are ideal also during trips and on planes, since the invisible cutting blade is completely inserted inside. All, at a very special price!!!
Are you curious about that? Then click here
Let me know what your impressions are and, of course, ask me whatever you want on this subject. I will be happy to answer your questions! In the meantime, a big hug to all of you!
Preso! (Andrea) Einführungsdatum: 10/05/2011
Consigliato da Elena alla festa del ricamo di quest'anno, non ho potuto fare a meno di prendere subito il Grip-n-Frame perché per me che vivo in sardegna farsi incorniciare decentemente un ricamo è un problema sia per il risultato finale, sia per il costo eccessivo; mi ritrovo con una cartella di lavori finiti in attesa di essere cuciti, assemblati o incorniciati, perché ho il terrore visti gli ultimi due risultati, uno assolutamente storto e l'altro in una cornice esageratamente grande e senza il pass-partout. Una volta visto il video esplicativo sia della cornice che del telaio ho deciso che messi da parte i soldini anche il telaio sarà mio! Non potevo rinunciare; vi farò sapere dopo l'uso ma il tutorial parla da sè...