Highlights from our meeting of Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Members catch up before the meeting begins.

Tonight's attendance prize winners:








Kerry Ince, professional custom framer and owner of We of the Needle Needle Art and Framing in Brea, California, was our guest presenter tonight. Kerry showed us a variety of framed pieces and discussed in detail the important points that customers need to consider before, during, and after working with a framer. She also shared some of her unique and clever finishing ideas for needlework, other art, and keepsakes. Thank you for a most informative and enjoyable program, Kerry!

This round frame was made from a hobby-store wreath. Kerry decorated it with copper wire curls and tiny acorns she gathered during a trip to Arizona.

Kerry found some decorative wooden scrollwork at a local hardware store. She painted it to match the stitched peacock and then attached it to the top of the custom-built frame. Behind Kerry is a glass-fronted shadowbox she created for a dimensional needlepoint piece.









































































Kerry mounted Pretty Little Los Angeles by Satsuma Designs onto a box top and painted a road around the edge of the lid. She then covered the box with maps of the L.A. area inside and out.

In her right hand, Kerry holds a display stand made from leftover framing materials. In her left hand, she shows a piece framed with decorative fillet. She has developed a method of reverse cutting this material especially for small needlework.