Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mounting on Stretcher Bars Before Stitching

Debbie Rowley of DebBee's Designs shows how she attaches her canvas to stretcher bars on her blog today.  Debbie is getting ready to create an original design on blank canvas instead of stitching a painted canvas and she is using Evertites instead of regular stretcher bars, but otherwise what she does is exactly what folks using stretcher bars do.

I happen to use a heavy duty staple gun because my thumbtacks come out regularly (no idea why but neither the dogs or I want to step on a thumbtack!) but otherwise I do what Debbie does, with the single exception that I staple my corners if I am not using Evertites.

Not familiar with Evertites?  You can read more about them here.

(Here is what happens when you don't retract your Evertite screws before taking them apart. This is why Debbie reminds you to do so in her article.)

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