How To Frame A Needlepoint Canvas

Follow our step-by-step guide for how to frame a stitched needlepoint canvas using a Poppy Monk square white wooden frame. This same process also works for other store-bought frames.

Square white frame for self-framing a needlepoint canvas.

If you wish to purchase one of these frames you can do so here.

Step 1

block a needlepoint canvas

Block your needlepoint canvas so the sides are straight and parallel. Read this blog post for some handy tricks and tools to help you block a needlepoint canvas.

Step 2.

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Use the tab to remove the backing board.

Step 3.

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Remove the protective film from both sides of the plexiglass.

Step 4.

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 Insert the plexiglass into the frame.

Step 5.

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 Insert the mat board into the frame.

Step 6.

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Place the needlepoint, right side down, into the frame, and line it up with the opening so it is straight and the most important features are showing. When you are satisfied with the alignment, tape it in place. 

Step 7.

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Check that everything looks good from the front before you hang the frame.

Step 8.

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Place your own hook, or the hook provided with this frame in the wall. The hook provided with the Poppy Monk needlepoint frame goes this way up (use a hammer to insert the prongs into the wall) so you can hang it like so...

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Step back and admire your masterpiece before stitching your next Poppy Monk needlepoint design.