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Quilted Textile From India Shadowbox Frame

We frame a fair number of textiles, with every one of them being quite different. A lot of hand sewing is involved, where we try to match thread colors to the textiles' colors so that our stitching is not terribly visible. Sometimes the textiles are very old or need a lot of TLC. Our framer, Julie Kotulak, handled this textile from India really nicely and shadowbox framed it in a simple, tasteful frame for her client:


The shadowbox's glass size is 23 x 60. The frame is an Engelsen 26876 1 1/4" tall matte black frame with a scooped inner edge. WaterWhite UV Anti-reflective glass was used to protect the textile from harmful UV light and to allow an unfettered view of the contents without any nasty reflection. The mat is Bainbridge 8667L Colonial Cream oversize. The box strips that line the inside face of the frame are the same mat board used for the base to which the textile was sewn.

Framing designed and executed by Julie A. Kotulak, CPF

Photos by Brian Flax, shown by kind permission of Corrinne Morrissey.