Thursday, March 20, 2014
WALL ART HANGING OPTIONS
Today I'm going to share a technique that has become helpful to me when preparing my small Nuno or other wet felted wall art pieces for sale. These little guys can be difficult to hang. Using a traditional fabric sleeve with a wood dowel is generally too bulky.
Instead I cut a 2"-3" square from felted wool and sub-cut into 2 triangles. These are hand sewn to the top two corners. Additionally, I provide a 1/8", or 3/8" diameter metal rod. (Found a most big box home improvement stores.) It's cut to the appropriate width. I smooth the sharp edges with a grinding wheel.
However, there are times when after all the stitching is completed......I'm still trying to deciding whether a horizontal or vertical orientation is best. In that case I add additional triangles to the other corners which allows the buyer to decide their preference. The following is an example of one such piece.
CARNIVAL 10" X 7"
Artist Nuno felted wool, hand embroidered and bead embellished.
It's been a such pleasure to reveal some of the tricks I share with my students!! Please visit my blog from time to time and say howdy!
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