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recommended mounting for felt patchwork

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by UTA KIRCHLECHNER, May 28, 2019.

  1. UTA KIRCHLECHNER

    UTA KIRCHLECHNER CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    What is the recommended mounting technique for this kind of cloth? Matting, glazing?
    Thank you for your time. IMG_9677.jpg IMG_9678.jpg
     
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  2. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    How about lightly stitching it to a slightly larger piece of thrice-rinsed muslin and then wrapping that? I suppose because it's felt, you'd need to keep the pull gentle? Are these figures around 22" high?
     
  3. UTA KIRCHLECHNER

    UTA KIRCHLECHNER CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I did not measure the art this times, i think 22 inches is about right. And one of the pieces is not square either - kind of a headache to do... Thank you for your suggestion. I was hoping i could use "Kool Tack" .
     
  4. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Every now and then, after someone leaves a complicated project, I like to have a little yell. "Why did she leave THIS with me?!! What does she think I AM?"
    It makes my helpers laugh, because where else would they bring it. And it's often tourist art, where you don't know what the stuff was made from and how it will react.
    Has a design been chosen yet?
     
  5. snafu

    snafu MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    It looks like multiple layers sewed together so any type of mounting will only mount the back layer not the top.
    I've seen this with oriental silk things like this

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  6. UTA KIRCHLECHNER

    UTA KIRCHLECHNER CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    No design yet, first i wanted to find out which is the best mounting technique, before i make a quote....
     
  7. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

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  8. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    Personally, I would use a material behind it that would compliment the overall piece and then sew it down thru the backing layer of the piece or if no backing layer with color matched thread in as unconspicuous as possible places.
    Minimal stitches only enough to hold it. No sewing machine work and no adhesive mounting. it makes the piece look flat and more than a bit uninteresting.
    The unevenness of the fabric is part of its charm.. the ripples and little threads and such are what makes it more real.
     
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  9. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Shayla's advice is best - baste the art to a larger piece of fabric and stretch that gently over a rigid backing board. Thrice-rinsed, pigmented-color fabric would be OK, and muslin is very good for the purpose.

    Or, if you are allowed to cover the edges under a mat window, then a trampoline mount would also be good.

    It could be mounted to Kool Tack E-2, but I suggest you avoid using any kind of adhesive on the textile art.
     
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  10. UTA KIRCHLECHNER

    UTA KIRCHLECHNER CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    So grateful for your suggestions - i think i will do the basting with muslin to give it more body...
    Thank you all.
     
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