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.