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Os meus leões adormecidos já têm destino!
Depois de algumas ideias acabei por ceder à delicadeza dos bastidores porque me parece uma forma mais leve de enquadrar um trabalho são jovial e descontraído. Por isso comprei dois pequenos bastidores de madeira com o mesmo tamanho e apliquei-lhes os leões como se fosse bordar. Pelo verso, cortei o excesso de tecido deixando apenas o suficiente para o prender pela parte de trás do bastidor fixando-o. Depois pespontei, a uns 5mm da extremidade, a toda a volta e puxei o excesso de fio de forma a que a berma ficasse esticada pela parte de trás. Podia ter tapado o verso e a berma com outro tecido mas confesso que não tenho nada contra os versos dos bordados e até gosto de os ver (embora não de os analisar).
My two sleepy lions have a home!
I wanted to offer them to my two sweet godchildren, but I was undecided on the best way to frame them. To use a regular frame I must do it without any glass, so that the punch needle effect is not lost. However, I thought it gave the lions a more serious character than I intended. I thought about making a small pillow with each one, adding a colorful fabric to the back. But despite the fact that a punch needle cushion seems like a spectacular idea, having only 10 cm in diameter, I believe that my lions would lose all impact in a tiny cushion with no purpose.
After some research I ended up going for the delicacy of the embroidery hoops because it seems to me a lighter way to frame a light little work. So I bought two small wooden embroidery hoops of the same size and applied the lions to them as if I was going to embroider. From the back, I cut off the excess fabric leaving just enough to secure it to the back of the frame and fix it. Then I stitched all around about 5mm from the edge, and pulled the excess thread so that the fabric was stretched from the back. I could have covered the back with another fabric but, I must confess, that I have nothing against the back of embroidery work and I even like to see it (not analysing it).
I added a ribbon and now these two sleepy lions are ready to offer. The framing is so light that it can be hung in different places: windows, handles, doors, wherever we want! And even if we want to put it on the wall, we don’t need to commit to a hole: just use a small strip of washi tape to hold it!