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For framing though, do I just iron it when its dry and then take it to Michael's or a frame shop and expect them to know what they are doing? I sure have no idea what it would need to be framed. Should I like glue to a mat board or something first?

Having done a few of these... ::grin:: - Wash in cold water, with woolite or a special cleaner (I don't think Needlewoman east carries it, but The Scarlet Thread may, and I *know* In Stitches, off Rte 1, does.) If you can, block it - on the ironing board or a cloth covered block, put pins in the edges with it a little stretched to make sure it dries "square". Then, if you iron it, iron the backside with the floss down, on a WHITE towel. (May be bad for the towel.)

In my experience, if you're using DMC or Anchor on Aida, it won't particularly bleed, except for RED (310), and that's never happened to *me* on washing.

DO NOT USE GLUE. And you need to cut off the tape. Sticky stuff will eventually cause your fabric to rot. And I second the other person who said "don't go to Michael's for Framing" (I'd use In Stitches, actually, they have an entire 2nd room dedicated to framing, or Needlewoman East, 'cause I like them. ::grin::) You can take it in unmounted, as long as it's clean & dry.

And don't feel bad about the UFO's... there's actually a yahoo group *called* UFO's, for us addicts - and my best friend is one of the Queens of the group... she's down to 183 *started*, unfinished objects. (Not including the stuff that's never been started.) So, you're in good company!

MaureenKaplan
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