Embroidered initials M & F

F & M embroidered initials (hand embroidered by Mary Addison)

F & M embroidered initials (hand embroidered by Mary Addison)

Making embroidered presents is one thing but often delivering them is quite another, particularly when frames and glass are involved. Daughter No 1 confidently wraps such things in bubble wrap and entrusts their delivery to the post – and it seems no harm has come to them. I’m not so confident and prefer to wait until delivery by hand offers itself as an option.

Embroidered initial F

Embroidered initial F


These embroidered initials I made for twins and finished last February. Their father was visiting from Aberdeen last week end so I got on with mounting them on card so that he could take them home with him and arrange for framing there. Fortunately my discovery of Stitchery Tape enabled me to do this quickly, whereas the method I used previously which involved lacing threads across the back of the mount was time consuming. Stitchery Tape comes with the assurance that it’s archival quality, acid free and won’t discolour or harm the fabric in any way. I’ll post photos of how to use it when next I mount a monogram.

Embroidered initial M

Embroidered initial M

These look so different now they have a firm backing I thought it would be nice to have another look a them.

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  1. Posted September 17, 2015 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Good mounting always makes a huge difference. I’m intrigued by the Stitchery Tape – and I’m with you about posting glass. I know it’s usually fine, but I just feel that it is asking for trouble!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

      Stitchery Tape is so easy and provides such a smooth finish that I’ve almost reached the position of not wanting to know if its claims are true – not that I find anyone complaining about it…yet. So, fingers crossed. Will show how to use it next week.

  2. Bev S.
    Posted September 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    What lovely colors! I’m sure that they will be treasured.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

      Thank you. I think they will be appreciated as they are a very hands on family who love making things.

  3. Posted September 18, 2015 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Lovely, just lovely Mary, and yes, a wonderful treasure for the happy recipients….

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 19, 2015 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Lydia.

  4. Posted September 18, 2015 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    These look so beautiful on their backing boards, it really shows the stitching and colours off to perfection. How helpful to have found specialised tape that makes the job of mounting work easier.x

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

      It is curious how things that you see growing on the flat and crumpled on your knee look quite different when mounted and upright. Nice to hear you like them, Penny.

  5. Louise
    Posted September 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I love these. A circle is a great thing!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 21, 2015 at 10:05 am | Permalink

      I agree Louise, circles are comforting containments of design.

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