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Most embroidery fabrics sewn for display are framed like paintings in wooden or plastic frames with glass added on top of them.
I'm going to show you a new method of framing it for easier storage and display. This way you can roll your fabrics like a papyrus, store them in a fabric bag for ventilation and display them through rotation one at a time - just like rollable Japanese paintings during the tea ceremony house!

For best results the needlepoint fabric and threads should be washable - as this framing style does not protect them from dust while displayed.

Step 1: Here Is What You Need

1. the completed needlepoint fabric - its shape must be square or rectangular
2. sewing tools like a needle, thread pieces from the same work, scissors
3. two bamboo skewers or small tubes for the actual frame - use a knife if needed to get them to the size of the fabric you want to frame

Step 2: Sew the Height Margins

Add a background colour from your embroidery and sew the height margins. I generally add 3 columns on each side. You can see them all sewn in the picture, so we can get to the next step...

Step 3: Sew the Upper and Lower Margins

Sew the upper and lower margins by using a complementary colour from your palette after folding the fabric. I generally sew about 10-20 rows.

Step 4: Roll the Upper and Lower Margins

Now that the upper and lower margins are sewn in place with the complementary colour, roll them for the skewers to enter.

Step 5: Finish the Piece

After you have cut the skewers to the desired length, sewn the rolled margins to the back of the fabric and inserted a thicker thread through the upper roll, it is time to roll the fabric for storage like a papyrus or to display your work!

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