04 Jul Lacing Instructional Video
Hi, I’m Nikki from Cross Stitch Supplies, and today I’m going to do the first in a series of
tutorials on how to lace your projects for framing.
So now we are going to talk about the preparation you need to do.
I suggest that you build up a good relationship with your framer so that they can work with you to do this.
So what I’ve done is I’ve gone to my framer with my work and I’ve asked her to measure and to cut the perfect
size of backboard for me to lace onto it. You need something firm and something with a little bit of depth
so you can get your pins in properly.
You will need pins with big fat heads so we don’t hurt our fingers, a pen, a nice long ruler, scissors,
cotton fabric, and tapestry needles that the cotton can go through.
You need to draw a line from each corner to mark the exact centre. If you dont have ruler long enough ask
your framers because they will be able to do it for you.
Now you have the exact centre.
Now we find the centre of our work. So we’re going to fold it in half one way –
and we are gong to fold it in half the other way, to find our centre point. Make sure it’s exact because this is going
to be our anchor point for the entire project.
The first thing we need to do is connect the centre of our project with the centre of our board which we marked
with the ruler. So we are going to insert a pin through the centre of where those lines meet, like that.
Make sure it goes all the way through because we don’t want it to shift at all.
So we are going to take our pins and put them in the centre – you just need to eyeball, it doesn’t need to be exact.
Centre of each side – top and bottom. And this is why you need some depth to your board so that it actually goes in.
You may decide to use more pins depending on the size of the project, or less pins if your project is small.