How Do You Frame Needlework

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While many places were closed and people were encouraged to stay inside because of COVID-19, you may have picked up a new hobby. Needlepoint is the art of embroidery using yarn and an open weave canvas. It is a fun, easy way to pass the time that can lead to incredible results. Unfortunately, once completed these needlework masterpieces are all too often forgotten or left to collect dust. Instead, our picture framing shop in Boca Raton is sharing some helpful hints for mounting needlework for framing and sharing with the rest of the world.

Tips for Framing Needlework

Whether you are a new coronavirus crafter or a knowledgeable needleworker, these tips on how to frame needlework can allow you to proudly display your finished project in your home or office.

 Use High-Quality Supplies

There are different ways to frame needlework, including using pins and staples to mount the work on a board or stretch it over wooden stretcher bars, but regardless of which method you choose, you will want to make sure high-quality needlework framing supplies are used and that the work is prepped with care. Taking shortcuts could lead to unnecessary holes from repinning or restretching.

Do the Finishing Touches

Your needlework isn’t ready for the frame when you finish the last stitch. If you want your piece to last, you should carefully clean and block it before framing. This allows you to remove the dirt while also straightening and setting the piece for hanging. The last thing you want to do is to frame your needlework piece only to discover a stain or wrinkle later.

Choose the Right Frame

You want a needlework frame that will enhance your work, not detract from it. You also want something that will protect your needlework. Custom framing allows you to find a frame that can elevate your piece. Using UV protection glass can also protect it from sun damage to help preserve it.


At Rosenbaum Framing, we want to help you show off your artwork, whether it is needlework or a painting. For help in creating the perfect frame for your piece, our art framers in Boca are here. Stop by or call today.

Philip DeFrancesco

Author: Philip DeFrancesco

Philip DeFrancesco has been in the art framing business for over 40 years and has over 25 years of commercial interior design experience. His keen and experienced eye for art and design helps people find the perfect custom framing for their homes.