I was delighted to see a new client appear at my door with a beautiful heirloom crocheted doily. I love working with textiles, and I myself have been known to get crafty with hooks & needles. This antique doily is extremely well executed and in great condition.
The best way to mount textiles is to hand sew them down to a mat using a thread that is a similar fiber to the object. Here, I have used a cream color cotton thread and used very fine stitches to be completely invisible.
Also, in case like this, I like to use a fabric covered mat. The client and I looked at several, and this one, though appearing completely black at first glance, is a cotton linen striated subtly with red. Swoon.
We chose to execute this as a shadowbox with sidewalls lined in the same fabric covered mat.
|sidewalls oriented with lines in the fabric|