Tuesday, December 18, 2012

how to frame a scarf

I'm trying to get a few last minute things done before I head off to Ohio & New York for the holidays.  I had this lovely silk scarf I knew, unfortunately, I'd never actually wear.  The more I looked at it the more I knew it would make the perfect piece of art for my office, and I loved that it would bring in a good dose of color.

I didn't realize how much I missed my wonderful art framer until I began plotting my own framing!  I knew I wanted a thin silver leaf frame with just a little detail, so I was happy when I came across this profile.

After measuring the length and width of the scarf, and subtracting a half inch from each side to be sure the edges of the scarf wouldn't show, I placed an order.  The frame arrived within a week, but unfortunately it arrived without assembly directions.  Not that this is rocket science but still, it's new to me.  After searching around a bit online I found some good tips and got to work.

The frame was easy to put together with a bit of wood glue and the included fasteners.  I do wish the corner seams were a bit tighter, but it's not bad. 

I laid the freshly pressed scarf over the acid free foam core backing I ordered and used straight dressmaker pins to secure the scarf to the edges of the foam core.  This part was incredibly easy and even a little fun.

Once the scarf was perfectly pinned in place I moved it over to the frame and carefully laid it on top of the glass. Several Glazier points hold the backing in place.  After adding the included hanging hardware I was set!

Now I love walking by the room and peaking in to see my new artwork!