Highlights from our meeting of Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Members catch up before the meeting begins.

Tonight's attendance prize winners:

Laura

Helen

Linda

Laurie

Debbie

Belle

Suzanne

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.