Monday, December 03, 2007
Isn't this pretty?
What a family treasure! Not my family, though. My friend Susan (the requestor of the annual table runner) is just full of surprises this year. First, she *didn't* want the table runner I made on spec ;o) in November, then she comes up with this.
She moved her father to Vermont from Minnesota earlier this fall, and came across this in his house. It was made by a family friend about 30 years ago, and represents her grandmother's family tree. It's lovely, and (yeah!!) signed by the artist.
Susan would like this backed, with some way to hang it for display. I can slip stitch a muslin back to this, easily, but am not sure yet about the best way to make it hangable. It's not heavy, but it is large. Any ideas? I'm thinking that a sleeve at the top would accomplish that purpose just fine, but it might distort the piece - it's light. Maybe a pice of 1x2 lumber? Should I treat it (polyurethane?) to keep the acids from the wood off the fabric? Maybe look for a really thin cafe curtain rod?