Setting up my slate frame.

Standard

A new project is always exciting,

The materials needed

I have the centres of my frame marked to speed up the process.

Pin from the centre
Stitch each side, with some overlap
Then completely the other side,

Next comes the tricky bit, especially now I have dodgy joints, putting my foot on the frame to tension it

Tensioned frame

Now to work on the side tension

Sewing the webbing on each side
Scary bracing needle in action, ( try not to stab your leg!!!)

Finally you tighten the strings, until it is as tight as a drum.

Read & waiting for my fabric to arrive

This morning my fabric arrived, the possibilities are endless

My new fabric

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    • I do normal quilting style appliqué by hand, with just the needle turned edges, this will be embroidery & will possibly end up slightly 3D. I’m not a fan of holding the frame in your hand, it’s a 24” beechwood frame with embroidery trestles to sit at.

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