Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Drawn Thread - a little change

A few years ago I stitched the beautiful Drawn Thread series Calendar Covers and finished them to stand on an easel on our mantle. This is my August piece.

I decided I no longer liked the easel so when I ordered the frame for my Sampler Bouquet (I'll be framing that when we return from our hols) I ordered a frame for these too.

It took all afternoon to undo the mattress finishes, quite tricky in places but they all came apart and I think look ok.

I am strengthening each with heavy iron on interfacing. I only had enough to do 5 but hopefully my Sew and So order will arrive today so I can finish the others.

Each month I can then change them in the frame - I do this with my Jardin Privè four seasons. My Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Trees are all cut to frame size and backed with the heavy weight interfacing. Here's my Winter Tree in the frame.

The frame I ordered was the same style but without the ornate top as that would make it too high on the mantle. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I think too that now my pieces are under glass they will keep better as being out for a whole month each time they needed wiping over with a damp cloth before storing away, always a worry.

I'll try to remember to add a photo of each month as I change them but here's my August finish.

I have a few gifts to share for Gifted Gorgeousness this month but I may be late posting as we're off to France with friends to visit the Champagne Region.


  1. It's good that you are able to change the finishes for your month designs, even though undoing your previous finishing sounds as if it was a job that required patience. August looks good.

  2. Your 12 months of homes are just gorgeous and I love the frame you have selected to showcase them. Great idea on using the heavy iron on interface to strengthen them. Enjoy every minute in France!!!

  3. What a nice idea. And a great collection you have here! :)

  4. Your monthly pieces will look wonderful in that pretty frame! I really love the colors in that August one!

  5. That's a great idea. I keep most of mine under glass for the same reason. We have a woodburner so there's lots of dust!
    By the way, have you decided on a theme for the Church Christmas Tree yet?

  6. Your monthly series are wonderful and the frames are perfect.

  7. Wow, undoing all your hard work! But I like framed pieces too, especially ones you can switch out every month. I like the idea of the interfacing too!

  8. Lovely stitching Clare but they do look wonderful in the pretty new frames which are truly lovely. Your mantle will look so beautiful and showcase all of your hard work. I love Drawn Thread patterns...August is really pretty. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  9. I like the easel, but the frame looks great! I think they'll all look good in there.
    And your four season frame is perfect too!

  10. Your pieces are lovely, and will look great in that frame - August indeed does! x

  11. Thanks everyone, soon time to pop September in the frame 😁


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