Try this fresh take on presenting canvas prints by stretching them with embroidery hoops!

What you need:

  • Bamboo embroidery hoops in various sizes. Available from most sewing centres.
  • Photos or designs to print on canvas.

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What to do:

  • Measure the internal diameter of the embroidery hoop and make sure that your image or design is at least 20 mm bigger all around.
  • Bring your images to Orms Print Room & Framing and ask to have them printed to the size you require on standard canvas, which costs R899 per square metre - of course, you'll only need a smaller area.
  • Mount your canvas prints securely inside the embroidery hoops and trim off the excess canvas on the back.

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Tips and tricks:

  • Only cut off the excess canvas once you are 100% sure that the print is secure in the hoop. You will not be able to re-stretch the canvas if the hoop comes loose.
  • Add an element of embroidery to your design.
  • Hoops are light enough to hang with Prestik. Hoops can also be suspended with string.

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