Saturday, March 2, 2024

Acrylic Inside and Out

I recently revisited Island House Needlepoint's website, just to wander around, after NJNA mentioned their unique laying tools.  Island House is a finisher but the owner is an engineer who also designs some very interesting tools.  I discovered they use both acrylic forms inside your ornament, and for trays and such to insert your work.

That is truly unique.  They also sell laser cut cardboard forms for finishing (look under Shop/All Products) and acrylic templates for those who would like to use them for marking out the margins of background.

The Wool and the Floss also sells acrylic template sets. These have center lines to aid positioning just like the ones Island House sells.  Neither template type is meant to replace acid free board for the insides of needlepoint ornaments and such, however.  I think they might be a little thinner, but that's just a guess from studying the pictures.

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