Finally Framed!

I’m currently in the process of finishing all of my Needlework Expo releases – i.e. everything is done except for the pieces at the framer’s, which I am hoping to pick up soon. While I was assembling these pieces that have been worked on for the last few months, I decided it was time to revisit a previous finish that had languished in the finished-but-not-fully-finish pile.

This is Pomegranate Lace in Blackwork. The pattern was released some time back…a year ago?…and is available in my Etsy store, as a paper copy or as a pdf. I loved stitching on it and had hoped to finish it using a hoop and frame method that I found on Etsy some time back. Unfortunately, I really needed a 12″ hoop and the largest that existed for that frame design was either 11″ or 10″. I know I had done some googling at the time and found some possibilities, but truly didn’t act on it. Until a couple of weeks ago.

There are not that many 12″ circular frames out there, in comparison to some smaller circles. I found this one on Amazon and it worked perfectly. On the left and right, I did not have much fabric margin – only about 1 1/2 inches on each side. I was able to lace the back decently enough, however, even with those small margins, and the finished piece came out perfect.

In addition to this version in blackwork, I also have this pattern in a cross stitch version, again both in paper and pdf.

Published by worksbyabc

There is nothing that comforts me more than putting needle and thread to fabric or canvas. I've been stitching since I was a teenager, exploring all types of needlework - cross stitch, canvaswork, counted thread techniques like blackwork and name it. All these years of stitching have led to my own design business. Most of my designs are cross stitch patterns, but I have also enjoyed creating beginner level canvaswork designs and blackwork patterns as well.

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