One of the flosstubers I watch is Kim, The Contented Stitcher. I like her videos a lot. Almost everything she stitches, I want to stitch also. It’s very rare that I see her working on something I don’t love. She also has a ton of thrift store frames that she’s bought and she will cut them down to make them the size she needs them to be. When we go looking for frames, I often see ones I like but I’m not going to stick a piece in a frame and have 3/4″ on the stop and bottom and 2″ on each side so it’s hard for me to buy frames that are weird sizes.
Kim has shown several frames she cut down and soon she’s going to do a video on how she does it. I was telling Vince about it and he said “I can probably do that and while I appreciate his help, I would like to do it myself.
As far as thrift shop frames, I can order small frames for not a lot of $$. Larger frames can get expensive, but as long as it takes me to do the stitching, the cost isn’t a real issue. If I were needing 10 or 12 large frames per year, that might be an issue. I don’t have my things framed; I order the frames and do it myself.
But, I wanted to try cutting some of them down to fit. Vince has a miter saw but his is a big, heavy duty saw. Kim posted a picture of this one that she uses. Vince checked a few places and found the best price at Amazon so I’m guessing that’s part of my Christmas.
He also ordered some “90” blades for cutting plastic frames. Vince said even if I don’t like doing this, he’d rather cut the frames with this smaller saw than with his big one. We’ll see.
Now I need to go shopping and see what I can find as far as frames but that’s not happening any time soon.