Framing Needlepoint Lace Method
You will need the following tools and materals:
8 ply acid free / museum standard board
Measure the needlepoint to determine the size of the frame required.
Cut board to fit the frame, making it 1/8” smaller on all sides to allow for canvas folds.
With scissors, cut white fabric 4” larger than the board. Place the board on top of the fabric and fold two opposite sides over the edges.
Lace Method for Round Needlepoint
The lacing method can also be used if the needlepoint and frame are round. The technique is a little different but with practice, your project will come out smooth and square.
To begin, you will need the same tools as used before. Your 8 ply acid free / museum standard board should be 1/8" smaller on all sides as the inside of your frame.
Cover the board with a small scrap of white fabric.
Place the board onto the fabric and make zigzag stitches traveling around the board. You will want to use a long length of carpet thread.
Repeat the last step using needlepoint. Clothespin the needlepoint in place and zigzag just like you did before with the fabric.
When you have finished attaching the needlepoint onto the board, place in a frame and enjoy.