Monogrammed Picture Frame
This unusual project, utilizing our Monogram Sets, is an embroidered picture frame - to be more specific, an embroidered
mat that can be used with a variety of picture frame styles.
Everyone is familiar with letters - but if you think of them a bit more abstractly, as interesting designs, more possibility may occur to you.
This project features the letter I from our Folk Art Monogram Set. In this case the letter is being used as a decorative element, rather than as an initial. By rotating the letter into a variety of positions, and combining several copies, a border design is produced.
Step-by-step instructions have been prepared and are available to be printed. We have researched suppliers for the materials needed, and include website links for materials sources.
Preview the instructions or download the instructions.
Sources for Materials
Felt, Heat Fusible Pelon:
Widely available from fabric stores
Mat Board, Mat Knife, Double-sided Tape:
Widely available at Art Supply stores
This project will work with a wide variety of frame styles - everything from a simple borderless Plexiglas frame, widely available in department stores, to something more fancy and formal.
The frame that we chose is manufactured by Dax (Item # 1821L6) and was purchased at a local pharmacy, where frames can also be found. The finished wood frame is 8" x 10" (20cm x 25cm) and comes with a rigid backing board, a sheet of glass, and a precut cardboard mat in a cream color. It is designed to display a 5" x 7" (13cm x 18cm) photograph. One advantage of purchasing a package frame like this is that the mat is already cut, and we used it as a support for our embroidered mat.