This month we had a guest speaker in to give a talk on framing. She covered lacing technique, what type of board to lace the project to, matte board, glass or no glass, custom frames or store bought frames, depth of frame vs. thickness of foam core board, how to put paper on the back of the frame (this was cool and new to me), and adding bumpers to the back of the frame so it will hang flat on the wall. It was definitely an interesting talk. I can refine some of the things that I do while framing a peice and apply the new stuff as well.
The guild members have gotten over half of our fundraising stitching completed. We are doing two sets of “12 Days of Christmas” ornies and we now have one complete set done. We’ll be dedicating May and June stitch-ins to the finishing of the ornies. We are ahead of ourselves this year and will probably manage to have both sets of ornies done in time to include them at our display at Scott Manor House in Bedford this summer.
In April our program committee is teaching us shadow work. I am really looking forward to it. I saw an example at last year’s Scott Manor house exhibit. I don’t really know how to explain it at this point, but I’ll have a picture after the April meeting.