I have had these linen Vera napkins for a few years now and finally got around to framing one, which I had always intended to do. These were my grandmother's and I cherish them. I have written about my grandmother's obsession with Vera textiles and dishes before. I am so lucky to have most of her collection.
I used a standard 12" x 12" frame (from Aaron's, it's meant for 12" LPs) and used these very handy little plastic strips inside to create space, sort of making this a shallow box so the glass doesn't touch the napkin. I have these strips in quantity because I use them for other artwork I frame, so I have always bought a lot. I'm not sure if they sell smaller quantities, but you can call and ask.
I sewed the napkin to rag museum board at 4 or 5 points to mount it. This is exactly how I frame my small quilts. I really like this method for framing textiles or anything with depth.When I say sewed, I mean I just use an awl (or a small nail) to punch 2 tiny holes in the board and then thread a needle, draw it through the linen, and tie it in back of the board in a square knot behind the two holes.
I am so happy to finally have this up and in the house. It makes me really happy to look at everyday—somehow it speaks to me more than a photo of her does. Or maybe not more, but different.