Having completed this embroidery in 2008 I had it framed locally but now I wanted to reframe it to fit in with a new interior decor.

In taking the frame apart I was shocked to see all the awful sticky brown tape that was used to stretch the woollen fabric of my embroidery. It goes to show that you should always ask how the framer intends to support your textile work. I took the whole piece apart and started again. I laced the woollen fabric over acid free foam core board to the size of the new frame. See photos showing all the processes involved.

I did not want a mount around the stitched picture as it had before but close framed instead with a spacer to keep the glass away from the surface of the stitches. I painted the spacer to colour match the grey frame I had chosen. I also covered the edges of the spacer with a metal tape to prevent acids from the wooden spacer leaching into the fabric. I had to add an extension to the back of the moulding so that the frame was deep enough to take the whole package. It was completed with UltraVue 70% UV protective glass to offer an anti reflective finish with the clarity to ensure I could see all the stitches I had painstakingly made.