Weave Experiments

Weave Experiments || Framing a Weave

Framing a WeaveI finally tried framing a weave! This has been on my list for a while and I had the perfect little weave to frame. It is a weave that I made as an experiment and it didn’t work for what I had intended, but it was so cute that I wanted to keep it. The downside was it’s pretty fragile since I left a lot of open warp, so letting it hang on a wall wasn’t too good of an option. Onto framing!

Framing a WeaveI first laid my weave on the mat for the frame and positioned it where I liked then I trimmed my weave’s warp fringe to fit the frame and proceeded to attach it to the mat board.  For the steps on how to frame a weave, I followed this tutorial from A Pretty Fix. The tutorial is really easy to follow and you glue the weave to the mat board, which means my fragile weave won’t be moving around and possibly unweave itself over time. The only difference between the tutorial and what I did is that I used a shadow box and in Jelica’s tutorial she used a frame with no glass. Either way makes a really nice framed weave. I have added unframed weaves to my own wall gallery of pictures and I like how they add texture to all the flat pictures, but I also like the look of a framed weave.  With a framed weave you still get the texture, but the frame ties it in with the pictures better.  It might also be fun to mix a framed weave and an unframed weave on a gallery wall along with photos.  And of course, a framed weave would work really well on a desk or shelf.

Framing a WeaveHave you framed a weave before?  Do you have a preference of a weave being framed or hung as is?

Happy Weaving!

Kate

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9 Comments

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    Aly Menchaca
    June 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I haven’t framed any of mine yet, but I have been learning towards shadow boxes because I don’t want my projects to be “squeezed in” by the glass, plus I see that the dark wood gives the project depth and a bit of a 3D look.

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      Kate
      June 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Yes, a dark wood would look really nice. If you do end up framing one of your weaves I would love to see a picture 🙂

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    Cynthia
    June 10, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Hi, very nice!
    Where did you buy the shadow box?
    Thanks!!!

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      Kate
      June 10, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks! I put the link to the shadow box I bought at the bottom of the post where it says Shop This Post

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      Margaret Rogers
      June 11, 2016 at 8:16 am

      I got the frames at Michaels and they were on sale too. Hooray! The mat was already black, so it worked well.

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    Margaret Rogers
    June 10, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I have framed two wall hangings. One I wove using wood as the weft and used a shadow box because I also didn’t want it to be “squeezed in” by the glass. The other one was a saori weaving. I used black warp on both and had a black mat and frame. I thought they both looked great. The second one is on my wall and the other one is on display at our local hospital, Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast.

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      Kate
      June 10, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Wow the black warp with the black mat and frame sounds really nice! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Jelica@APrettyFix
    June 26, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I love it! I really like the shadow box idea. I’ve thought about trying that myself. Thanks for the mention Kate 🙂

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      Kate
      June 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      I’m thinking of trying the no glass and a frame in the future, lol.

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