Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Stretcher Bars: The Movie

While exploring KC Needlepoint's blog yesterday, I found this series of videos about stretcher bars, perfect for those who wonder how they work.  This video shows how to assemble them.

As you can see, you will need two pairs of stretcher bars the size of the outside dimensions of your canvas.  If your canvas is 6x8 inches, you will need a set of six inch bars and one of eight inches.  Usually a shop will tell you the design dimensions (not the outside ones) but you can always call them or email and find out what size stitcher bars are needed.  

This video shows how to mount a canvas on the assembled stretcher bars.  KC Needlepoint uses thumbtacks but I use heavy duty staples.  This is stitcher's preference.  

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