Last week, my husband went to see our framer with Anasazi Dream in one hand and a big Sudberry cabaret in the other one to see if this could work out allright.
From the get go, I could see a couple of problems with this. First of all, this cabaret is very big and my canvas just barely made it on the long side and then there was the issue of having to add a spacer between my stitched piece and the glass because some of the stitches that I love so much have quite a bit of height to them.
Our framer managed more or less to take care of those matters. Now, my husband has to do something with the hard backing of the cabaret, which normally just slide right back in the groove. This keep the cabaret rigid and strong enough to carry something in it.
We now can’t just slide it back in place like it originally was because the spacers have taken up too much room.
He will have to cut a little bit on two sides of it so that we can make it fit under the cabaret but still remains inside the four side bars of the cabaret (the back won’t be visible when looking at it as it will be hidden inside the four sides of the cabaret itself) and he will have to find something to hold it in place securely as this backing is relatively heavy in itself so it needs to be attached in such a way that it won’t just fall down the first time I put some glasses on it or something.
I am relatively sure that we can’t use nails for that so he will have to find something else that is strong enough to hold it securely to the upper part of the cabaret, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that he can come up with a good plan to fix this.
I am including a photo showing the cabaret with Anasazi Dream. It was terribly difficult because of the glass reflecting everything in sight. I have managed to salvage a semi-decent photograph from the multitude I took. Sorry I could not manage anything better than that, but at least it gives you some idea of what it looks like.
Unfortunately Sudberry House is not making these large cabarets anymore, which is too bad as they can be quite useful.
I will hopefully be back a bit later this week or beginning of next week to show you other things. In the meantime, have a great weekend! Hope the weather is better than what we are having over here: Rain and thunderstorms and colder temperatures 😦