Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Creating a Wall Hanging {Tutorial}


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A little while ago I promised you an easy peasy tutorial and I must keep my word.

Now let me back up a minute.  In an effort to pull my house together, I'm working on small projects that just need to be finished or just displayed properly to truly make this house a home.  Am I the only one with framed pictures still not hung?  Case in point:  Remember I moved my chiminea from the back foyer to my dining area?  Then I moved a wall hanging from that same foyer also to my dining area?  I wanted to cover up that dreadful hole for the piping to connect to the chimney for the wood burning stove that I neither have nor want.  I tried several things to hang this piece and finally it's up.

 

Wall Hanging Tutorial:

Supplies
Embroidered cloth
Fabric
Thread
Batting
Artist canvas
Staple gun
Picture hanging materials of your choice

Directions:
  1. Wash and iron embroidered cloth.
  2. Attach embroidered cloth to the center of a piece of fabric that measures approximately 1- 1 1/2 inches wider that your canvas frame.  I machine-stitched my embroidered cloth to the black linen and then I tacked the top edges of the crocheted edgings to the linen, both using nylon transparent thread.
  3. Staple the batting around the front of the frame.  Be sure to pad the edges of the frame as well.
  4. Staple the fabric over the batting onto the canvas frame.
  5. Attach the picture hanging materials of your choice, depending on how you will hang this piece. (i.e. sawtooth hook, Command strips)
  6. Enjoy!
p.s.  My embroidered cloth was handmade by the grandmother of a student from a few years ago.  Her grandmother lives in Mexico, makes these linens and sales them in the U.S.

p.s.s.  I hope everyone is safe from all these tornadoes and storms coming through.  Three tornadoes came through N.C. today.

Be Safe & Happy Crafting,

2 comments:

  1. Thats so nice, You must be a great teacher that a student would give you such a thoughtful gift.

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  2. Your embroidered hanging is darling, what a wonderful touch to that corner!

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