Grandma and her boys

Monday, 28 May 2012

Finally finished well almost ....




The trials and tribulations of getting this together...
Firstly I was going to try and stitch it together but realised it would be difficult  .... yes,  it was ....
 so that was that and back to the drawing board.

Next came the idea to use the staple gun .... tried but  No!  did not work staples not long enough and it pulled the fabric  ...Umphhhh!!!

Finally out came the glues ....  yes, plural ..... which one to use ....now glue and embroidery is a NO NO !!
But I was at the end of things that could be utilised .... fabric glue,  tried on a small area did not work not strong enough ... next another craft glue  also did not work.
So the only thing left was contact glue ... So that was it ....firstly put the bronze fabric covered board on to the covered art board ... and a few hours later the board with the embroidery on was glued on the wrong side, a bit of a smear on the under board and finally  after 30 mins I placed them together .... with a weight of books  and a couple of hours later .... Viola!!! there was everything happily  stuck together,  





So the next dilemma is .... I think there is a need for a cord around the edge of the embroidery  to make the edge attached to the  bronze board clean and neat,

So need to take a trip to Spotlight and just try some cords ... but of course will actually make my own if needed.




3 comments:

shez said...

oh laurie this is gorgeous,well done.xx

Cheryll said...

It looks good so far Laurie! Are YOU pleased with it?

sunny said...

IT's beautiful, Laurie!