How to frame an embroidery

Published: 09/14/2017 13:21:29
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In addition to the kit content (pattern fabric, wadding, cardboard and adhesive hook), you will need:

- kraft paper stripe,
- a paintbrush and a bit of fabric glue,
- a bonefolder an a right angle ruler,
- a clean cloth.

First step of mounting a Sajou pass partout kit, cut the pattern fabric and the wadding

Cut a piece of wadding to the same size as the mounting card and another piece 0.5cm smaller on each side.
Cut a piece of pattern fabric 2cm larger on each side of the cardboard.
Place the larger wadding on the cardboard and centre the smaller piece on top.
Turn over and place on the pattern fabric.

Step 2 of mounting a Sajou pass partout kit:glue the pattern fabric

Glue each side of the card and fold over the pattern fabric, without pressing too hard on the corners.
Glue the top and bottom edges, fold over the fabric and pinch the corners as shown. 

Step 3 of mounting a Sajou pass partout kit:glue the pattern fabric

 Cut the surplus fabric by placing your scissors flat on the cardboard. For a neat finish,
peel back a bit of fabric on each angle and glue back into place slightly overlapping.
Flatten the joint with a bone folder.


Step 4 of mounting a Sajou pass partout kit:glue glue the kraft paper

Cut four small strips of kraft paper roughly 1.5cm wide, two to the length of the sides
and two to the length on top and bottom. Attention – the last two should not overlap the longer strips,
but be glued between them.

Step 5 of mounting a Sajou pass partout kit: cut the embroidery fabric

Centre the covered cardboard on the back of the embroidered fabric and place on a table.
Using a right angle ruler, cut the corners at 45°.
If you do not have a right angle ruler, you can proceed as before with the pattern fabric.

Step 6 of mounting a Sajou pass partout kit: glue the embroidery fabric

Glue the sides and fold the embroidered fabric over. Glue the top edge and, before folding over the linen,
push in the tiny corner with your nail or a bone folder. Repeat on lower edge.
Flatten the joints with a bone folder. Wipe away any surplus glue with a cloth.
Cover with four strips of kraft paper, as above.

Last step of mounting a Sajou pass partout kit: glue the pass partout and the hook

Coat the backing card with glue and place the embroidery on top, making sure it is in the centre.
Coat he pass-partout with glue and place on the mounted embroidery.
Place under a weight or heavy book for a few hours.

Stick on the hanging hook, in the middle and 3cm from the top. Even though it is pre-gummed,
we recommand using a bit of glue. 

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