I recently shared a few images of my office shelves on Instagram and had quite a few readers reach out and ask me about the framed fabric on my shelves.
Everyone wanted to know more about these wonderful frames and ” How did the fabric get inside…? and also “How did you do that”?
The truth is… I did not come up with this idea. Last June, we were lucky to have our basement renovated and designed by HGTV ( Yes, that HGTV ). When they were preparing for the big reveal, the show designers asked for a bunch of my personal stuff. At the reveal, I was floored. They had framed a bunch of my fabric. Some frames were hung on the walls and the other pieces of fabric were put into shadows boxes and styled on the shelves.
So while I did not come up with this idea, I think people should know about this golden nugget of information.
- The frame is from IKEA and is called the “SANNAHED“.
- The frame is not too big and not too small. I love how it is square which feels modern. The measurements are 9-3/4″ x 9-3/4″.
- The frame is deep and has options to place the image ( fabric ) up front or towards the back. I like how the HGTV designers placed my fabric at the back and I have kept it that way. This gives a shadow box feel.
- You can stand the frame up on itself, hang it on the wall ( it comes with a hook on the back ) and you can even use the easel back to stand it at an angle.
Here are the simple steps for placing your fabric into the frame:
First, you open the frame from the back and take out the pieces.
Next, Lay your fabric on the ground. The fabric should be right side facing down. Lay the cardboard and plexiglass that comes with the frame on top. Arrange the cardboard and plexiglass to be right in the middle. You will need extra fabric on all sides so you can wrap it around.
Side Note – The HGTV designers took the plexiglass out of the frames, so there wouldn’t be a glare while filming. This is why I am wrapping the fabric around the cardboard and the plexiglass. I also happen to like the look of no plexiglass.
Lastly, wrap the fabric around the cardboard and plexiglass and secure at the back with tape. Use a tape that will not damage the fabric. Blue painters tape is always a safe bet. Place the backing piece back onto the back of the frame and voila!
Ps – Have you wanted to learn how to block print? Have you tried to block print and got frustrated and so you stopped? Do you scribble and design little motifs and think, “Gosh, I would love to design fabric”.
Well, I am so happy to share that I have create an online course called “Block Printing Made Easy”.
The course is 3 weeks long with content being released every Monday morning. The course starts Monday 5/30. The course is $97 USD.
The course dates are: 5/30, 6/6 and 6/13
Also included are Live Zoom Saturday Q&A Workshops from 11am – 12pm EST.
The workshop dates are: 6/4, 6/11 and 6/18
Click here for additional details on the modules and course content. I am so happy to share this course with everyone.
It has been a dream come true to develop and create the content for this course. While listening to my son and his teacher work together in virtual school during the pandemic, I realized that I should have been a teacher. I loved their interactions and her teaching style brought me so much joy. This course is a way for me to share all the knowledge that I gathered over the years with those who want to learn to block print
For further information on each of the three modules – please click here
Happy sewing and happy block printing.