©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2017

©Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer 2017

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MOUNTING ILLUSIONS

This  video shows one way of mounting illusion knits so they can be hung on the wall as artworks.

This method is adequate in domestic settings but is not always acceptable for public spaces. Many galleries and exhibition areas demand that mirror plates should be fixed to the frame so that pieces can be securely fixed to the wall. Hardboard is not strong enough to hold the plates so a wooden frame needs to be added to the back of the hardboard. This can be done with simple strips of wood, as shown in the photos below.

This is a quick and easy solution. A more aesthetically pleasing result is when the frame is also covered.

Once the borders, on the front face, are completed, continue knitting (or crocheting), without shaping. When the extra piece is enough to cover the wood, complete the back as in the video.