For some works I’ve made in non-standard sizes I just can’t find the right frame. I know I can have a custom frame made but the costs are high - for larger pieces of embroidery I’ve been quoted about €100 all in all. I know framing is a special skill and I would love to be able to support a local craftsperson but right now that’s not within my budget, especially considering the amount of works I’d like to get framed.
From Google I don’t get the impression that making a frame is extremely difficult, but I haven’t tried. I hope others have and I would like to hear all of your experiences, good or bad!
- I have a backyard but no garage, so I don’t really have a proper workspace for woodwork and I don’t own power tools other than a drill. I am planning to make the frames outside on a summer day, I can run an extension cord to my workplace if necessary
- Do you recommend any power tools for clean cuts? I own a hand saw and I am planning to learn more about woodwork (just small projects). In a previous home I built a shelf and I had the wood cut at the store but I’ve been told they only cut large pieces of wood there.
- I have experience with painting, don’t expect issues there
- I am terrible at cutting cardstock, is there a way to cut mounts more easily? If not, the local art store cuts them for about €10-15 depending on size, so I could decide to splurge on that part. In many cases I prefer to frame embroidery without a mount.