You work hard on your hobbies, and finishing any needlepoint, cross stitch, or embroidery project is a big accomplishment. Particularly if you’ve worked on a big or complex project, preserving and protecting it is important. Anything from an antique sampler to a kitschy modern needlepoint artwork can benefit from professional framing. Why should you consider framing your project?
Protect It From Damage
Protecting your needlepoint artwork with clear acrylic or glass is important, as this will protect the floss and fabric from dust, dirt, oils, and insects that might degrade it. For the best results, choose glazing that filters out UV light. Ultraviolet light can lead to permanent fading and damage, particularly if you use certain types of embroidery floss or fibers in your stitching.
Depending on how you display your needlepoint artwork, it can be prone to fraying around the cut edges. A frame can reduce the risk of fraying around the ages and ensure that your piece is preserved as well as possible. To preserve it even further, you can stitch two or three rows of plain single-strand stitches around the border of the piece. This will be covered up by the mat and it adds extra security if you would like to change the frame or mat in the future.
Protect It From Moisture
Moisture is a serious problem whenever you are displaying cloth like linen, aida cloth, or muslin. A professional framer can take your needlepoint artwork and place the proper amount of spacing between your piece, the glass, and the frame so that it can avoid moisture damage. In some cases, this might mean using a slightly deeper frame to allow for enough space. We can help you choose the best option for your needs that will preserve your hard work for as long as possible.
Take Great Care of Your Needlepoint Artwork! Partner with The Chessler Company Instead
If you have finished a beautiful needlepoint project and you want to preserve it, you need to work with the right partner. Family owned and operated since 1959, The Chessler Company specializes in providing expert style art and picture framing services to anyone in need of a quality framing provider. To learn more about our framing and hanging services, call us at (410) 358-5161, and let us help you decorate your home or business!