And no - grown ups at art shows tend not to know better than to keep their hands off the work. ; )
So, here is what I've been doing the last couple of days - working on presentation. So far, I love the results. First, I machine stitched some linen onto a fitted piece of tough watercolor paper by zigzagging around the edges. The little Prairie Rugs had the excess canvass hot-steam pressed to the back. I like it like this with no visible border.
|preparing a linen backing|
Then I stitched the rug right onto this new backing I created.
|mounting the fibre art|
Check this out. I love this tool. I can pick any frame I want, remove or add glass, double the matting, change from a tabletop frame to a wall frame... and this inexpensive tool from Lee Valley allows me to make everything fit every time. See? I added new tabs because the ones that were made with the frame didn't work once I changed how much I was putting into the frame itself.
|best present ever : )|
I removed the glass and inserted the linen & matted art, put on the backing board, and held it all in place by inserting the new tabs.
|neat as a pin|
Tada! I love this. No glass. All fabric. My small art pieces are just too small to stick on the wall as is.
Here it is, ready to go. My label is on the back for identification.
|Prairie Rug #11|