Stretcher bars are the most common type of needlepoint frame. You will receive one pair of 8 inch stretcher bars. You will need two pair to create a frame. See Project Resources to determine the size combination of stretcher bars you need for your project!
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A single pair of 8 inch wooden stretcher bars.
Made by Edmunds
The most common type of needlepoint frame are stretcher bars. They are the most cost effective and easy option. Stretcher bars come in all sizes and are sold in sets of two bars. You will need two sets of stretcher bars per canvas.
Measure the length and width of your entire canvas from edge to edge, this includes the design AND the blank white canvas surrounding the design (called the “waste” canvas). Then choose stretcher bars with the same measurements. For example: if your canvas is 6x8 inches you will need one set of bars that measure 6 inches and one set of bars that measure 8 inches.
The bars lock together to create a square frame. The canvas is attached to the frame using tacks or a staple gun.
Note: if your canvas is a partial number, size down rather than up. For example: if your canvas measures 4.5” x 8.25” you will need a set of 4” and a set of 8” bars.