There is a big variety of frames in the market that you can use for mounting your needlepoint, depending on the size of your piece, and the look you want!

In this blog post we are showing you some unique framing ideas to inspire you on your next needlepoint project!

 

DIY Framing

If you want more information on how to frame your own needlepoint, visit our complete blog post. We cover detailed instructions and video tutorials on how to create a DIY gallery and floating frames.

 

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Floating frame with border

framed needlepoint floating frame with border
framed needlepoint floating frame with border


This is an example of a professionally framed needlepoint, resulting in a floating frame effect, with a border between the frame and the needlepoint. Design used: Inverso (discontinued style). 

 

Floating frame without border

framed needlepoint floating frame without border
framed needlepoint floating frame withou border


This is another example of a professionally framed needlepoint, that uses the floating frame method, but this time without a border. This technique creates a decorative piece that showcases the details of the needlepoint piece. This is an handmade piece by Tapeto Atelier.

 

Floating frame with mat

framed needlepoint floating frame with mat
framed needlepoint floating frame with mat

 

Below you can see another example of a floating needlepoint frame, but this one was made at home, using affordable materials and techniques, and with the inclusion of a mat. We used the LOMVIKEN 32x32 cm/ 12.5/12.5 in frame from IKEA. Check out our blog post with framing video tutorials for guided instructions on this technique. Design used: Biarritz 5


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Gallery frame with mat

framed needlepoint gallery frame with mat
framed needlepoint gallery frame with mat

 

This is an example of a framed needlepoint using a Gallery frame. This is the most common type of frame, and is widely available in most hardware stores, as an affordable alternative to professionally made frames. It's perfect for DIY framing projects. In this case, you secure the needlepoint to a foam board, and then place a mat on top. The "hardest" part of this technique might be finding or creating a mat that fits the dimensions of your needlepoint. You can find a similar frame to the one we used in IKEA, the HOVSTA 30x40 cm/ 11.8x15.7 in model. For more tips and tricks on this framing technique, check out our more in depth blog post about needlepoint framing.

Gallery frame without mat

framed needlepoint gallery frame without mat
framed needlepoint gallery frame without mat
framed needlepoint gallery frame without mat
framed needlepoint gallery frame without mat

 


This is a very simple way to quickly frame your piece, that allows you to easily remove it, if you want to re-frame it. In this technique you simply wrap the canvas around the backing of the frame, and secure the edges with tape. The trick for this method is to stretch the canvas tightly, and to use a strong tape. Design used: Escher Tumbling Blocks

Deep-set gallery frame

framed needlepoint deep set gallery frame
framed needlepoint deep set gallery frame

 

This is an example of a deep-set gallery frame. Deep-set frames can be especially good for framing needlepoint, because they create space between the stitched piece and the glass. This is perfect for when the needlepoint has some texture and raised stitches, like the French knot stitch, for example. Design used: Woman in Bloom

 

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origami heart needlepoint and frame
origami heart needlepoint and frame


This is a straightforward way to frame your small canvas, using the LERBODA IKEA metal frame. For this technique you need a design that fits a 16x16 cm / 6.2x6.2 in frame (check out our small needlepoint kits for inspiration). Simply place the trimmed needlepoint canvas between the two acrylic glasses. In case the needlepoint is too thick to fit, replace the back glass with a thinner cardboard board. Design used: Origami Heart

 

There are many more framing and finishing possibilities that you can explore, but we hope these ones have inspired you to enhance your needlepoint pieces into lovely decorations. 

Happy stitching!