Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Stitching In The Well

Brenda's written up a lovely article about how she attaches her canvas to stretcher bars with thumbtacks and with the canvas on the bottom, not the top.   This is called "stitching in the well."
http://brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com/2013/07/stitching-in-well-and-framers-tool-to.html

I know several folks who prefer this way of using their stretcher bars.  I suggest you try it on a smaller piece and see what you think. It might just work well for you.  By the way, Brenda shows off a new gadget for the stitcher's toolbox that I've never seen or heard of before--the framer's tool.  She uses it to push in her thumbtacks.  Folks who always dread that chore might take note.  The official name seems to be "picture framer's bradset."
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/pictureframersbradset.aspx

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