This beaded cross-stitch was brought in to be re-framed. It had been previously framed almost 30 years ago, without mats or glass and the aida cloth had discoloured over the years. To minimize the uneven look of the discolouration, only a narrow border of un-stitched aida cloth was shown around the stitched image. A double mat combination, with a hidden spacer of a 4-ply mat between the two mat layers, was used to keep the glass off the beading and stitched areas of the cross-stitch. Both mats were cut with a reverse bevel. A mottled, light brown moulding from Roma Moulding’s Savoir collection was used for the frame and Tru Vue’s conservation clear glass was chosen for its 99% UV protection.
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