July 16th, 2009
I got this fabric, well really it's more like a print, from reprodepot last year. After asking my super talented art major friends how to display this ginormous piece of fabric, I went to the art supply store to get stretcher bars. Stretcher bars, if you don't know (I didn't), are used to make a simple wooden frame that you can then stretch your canvas over. Now that I think about it, they are like large square (or rectangle) embroidery hoops. They come in every length, so you can make a frame in whatever size you like. I only say all of this because if you like fabric, sooner or later you are going to want to put some on your wall and stretcher bars will help you out immensely. I was really nervous about this project--mostly I didn't want to destroy this beautiful fabric. I finally got my nerve up at the last craft night and put a thousand staples in it. It may be a little wonky, but I'm okay with that. It's in the kid's room and they love it (I thought it might give them nightmares, I mean it's pretty large and a little on the creepy side). When all the furniture rearranging (for this little baby) finally is finished I'll show the whole room.