Updated January 19, 2022.
Once I had the Bath Mosaic stitched, I signed it. The best way to do this is to use a small Backstitch alphabet. I stitched mine using the main blue thread, so it is very unobtrusive.
This alphabet, from About.com, is a perfect size. I used the capital letters and my initials.
Next you need to consider how to frame it. Since it’s a square design, frames are a bit harder to find. Mine is in a black shadow box frame with a white matte. A fair amount of the Congress Cloth also shows around the design. I couldn’t find any black ones, but this dark walnut shadow box frame would work well. It comes in several sizes. The 5″ is too small. The 8″ would be nice without a matte. I used a 10″ frame for mine.
The Picture Frame Co makes square frames in a variety of sizes and finishes. Click on the size you want to see the color and finish selection.
Both these companies have on-line shopping.
I have my piece hanging in my bedroom and I love it just as much now as I did when I stitched it, more than 10 years ago.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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