Wednesday, August 08, 2012

What a difference a frame makes

The Pear Collage is back from the framer and I love it.    This is the same frame that I used on Spring Bunny but in different colors.  How cool is that?  It looks radically different.

This is a lucite frame.  You pick the pattern, pick the background color and the pattern color and even the lip color.  They mold the entire frame as one piece.  The engineering is really amazing.  Voilá  we have a frame.

Yes, it is busy, but the collage is all about pattern so I'm okay with busy on this piece. :-)  I wanted something contemporary. It's so hard to find contemporary frames.  I'm in love with this line. You will be seeing more of it.




You can really see the depth and illusion of the frame in these two photos.


And for everyone who thinks I have totally lost my mind, here we have the pears frame in total elegance.  This was stitched by my friend Sue who totally rocked the piece keeping up with me on every lesson.  I do love it framed in gold too!

What a difference a frame makes.  The gold would look so out of place in my house.  The lime may look out of place in yours. 


5 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

What a difference!! This ended up being wonderful, no matter which frame is one's style. Great stitching and framing choices, Ruth.

BamaCarol said...

Wow, what a huge difference! I love the lucite frame just because we are not a 'formal' type household around here. But the gold really elevates the canvas doesn't it?

mskathk said...

I remember going to a frame shop and seeing the same print matted and framed in 15 different ways... There's no right or wrong, only what works for you. These two both work beautifully because they each complement AND compliment their subjects!

gilly said...

Both look wonderful but it is amazing how a frame can change the same piece of needlework.

I just love the lucite frame.... will have to love and long for as that sort of frame is just not available in my part of the world..

& I had better finish the pears before I think about frames ;p

Sheena said...

Love the framing. Both are great, but my first love is the Lucite Frame. WOW, will have to send my Pears to you eventually....

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