This little hand embroidered “E” was framed by the artist. The style of the frame works well with the overall design, but the frame was designed to accommodate just a photo, not a 3D piece of artwork. The artist tried to extend the back and reattach the easel back. It was a good attempt, but it didn’t last long and soon after being given as a gift, the frame was unable to remaining standing on a tabletop.

I was able to remove everything that was added to the frame so I could start from scratch. I was left with a resin cast 5″ x 7″ frame. The problem with a resin cast frame is that you can not drill, nail or screw anything into since since it will break. I made a 3/4″ x 3/4″ mini frame out of pine and added a 1/4″ x 1/4″ trim to form a rabbet. I lined the inside with gold matting to make the shadow box and hold in the glass. The embroidery was placed on the back and secured in. Then I modified an 8″ x 10″ easel back to make this tabletop. Since I had the wooden build up already attached to the resin cast frame, it was easy to glue and nail on the easel back to the build up. I painted everything that was visible black so the frame was presentable from all angles when on the tabletop.