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Rug with fringe in Plexi Box

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by neilframer, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    So we had the job of putting this rug in a Plexi Box horizontally with the fringe splayed out on the sides.
    The rug was floated on a silk covered strainer.

    I sewed the rug down, couldn't use the Attach EZ because it would show.
    The customer wanted the fringe splayed out to the sides.

    I just did another rug with fringe recently and I had to sew and sew and sew the fringe out to the sides without making it look like it was all stitched down.

    This new rug had tons and tons more of fringe and it looked like a sewing nightmare.
    At home, I don't even sew a button on but at work, It's another story...:confused:
    We actually have a tailor shop right next door so it comes in handy when we need a thread color.

    So in light of the pending sewing the fringe nightmare, I had an idea.;)
    Plexi strips to hold down the fringe like a DCO inside of the Plexi Box but just on the fringe.
    We brainstormed this and my boss cut plexi strips with scalloped edges to sort of follow the fringe.
    The edges of the scalloped strips were flame polished.
    The strips were held down with almost invisible threads and it worked out really well.
    The customer was very happy and we learned something new.

    The pictures were taken before the box was attached and once the box was on, the plexi strips were almost invisible and much less noticeable than stitching all of that fringe would have been....
    (and a lot less work...:p)
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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2017
  2. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Interesting solution, Neil. Many ways to skin a cat. (Sorry Mar!)

    Thanks for posting.
    neilframer likes this.
  3. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I did one just the same a few years ago. Used the "Slit & Tuck" method.

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