Sunday, 5 April 2009


I have been busy working on my coastal cross-stitch during the early evenings of the past week, whilst the light was still good enough to see the stitches. It must be six months since I attached the canvas to the frame and as I had never worked such a large piece before, I bought a stand for it. I had been working using the stand until a couple of weeks ago when I decided that I was tired of getting a stiff neck from trying to work the reverse and removed it.

I have been working the centre of the design and spent many hours adding the butterfly. I have had no reason to move the canvas until today, when I wanted to work some of the design above the butterfly. Imagine my horror when I discovered that the frame bracket has made a hole in the fabric! The hole is visible just below the wooden bracket on the photo below.

I have been trying to decide how best to repair this or whether I am going to have to throw the whole thing away. The only solution that I have thought of so far is to use white Bondaweb on the reverse and hope that it doesn't show. I haven't even worked out whether this part of the fabric is to be worked in cross-stitch, or whether the ugly hole is going to be clearly visible in the centre of the design...any suggestions of possible ways to repair this would be appreciated.