Did you know that there are Broadway frames and Hollywood frames? I sure didn’t. I described a framework piece that I wanted my son to build for me. He made me sketch it, even though I can’t draw. I thought I was very clear with what I wanted, but he is a professional theater carpenter and apparently I am not that good at either descriptions OR drawing!
He kindly went back to the shop and built me what I really wanted, teaching me along the way that there are Broadway frames and Hollywood frames…and I think I know the difference now!
You see, these are both built from 1 x 2’s, but the top one (Broadway, I think!) is thicker because of the way the wood is turned.
On the Hollywood frame, the 1 x 2’s are laid down flat and the frame is much thinner.
I’m glad we were able to figure out what I really wanted before he had to do something drastic to educate me!! Thanks so much, Greg!
I’m always most concerned about getting my corners sharp when I wrap a quilt to the back. This piece was made with silk fabric and it was so much easier to square up than cotton or wool.
This piece has been laying around for months, waiting for me to order stretcher strips. It’s so much nicer to have the pro build what I need!
And now the piece is finally done!
Couldn’t get good color in my photo, but you get the idea. Here’s a detail.
It’s hot pink and turquoise and royal blue in reality, with lots of embroidery and quilting and beading. I loved working with silk fabric and I’m ready to try another one. Just need to get out the silk fabric and let a color inspire me.
Happy, happy sewing!