Ella came to me with an amazing piece of embroidery that she was entering into the Hand and Lock embroidery competition to be held in London. We discussed her entry and the best way to frame it. We wanted to show it off and protect it whilst not taking anything away from her fabulous work.

I hand coloured a very deep rebate moulding with a white wax. The silky fabric of the embroidery was laced over a piece of acid free foam core board cushioned with 2 layers of natural bushed calico to soften the look. Then spacers were cut and also covered in the same material giving a complete soft look to the interior of the box. The framing was completed with Tru Vue 70 glass used for it’s amazing clarity, anti-reflective and UV qualities.

I travelled up to London to see the exhibition at the Billingsgate Institute where I voted for the fashion and embroidery finalists. The standard was incredibly high and Ella was to be congratulated on winning through to the finals. Her entry looked amazing and she had many complimentary comments.

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Ella’s work