Hello people! In the midst of cleaning and decorating, I came across the unframed samplers hanging on the ladder, pinned to the wall, and pinned to a cabinet. Do you have a sampler wall or do you spread the love around? At one time I had them all in the dining room (very small) and it felt closed in. So I kept just these pieces there,
moved some to the family room, and from there I decided to not frame newly completed pieces.
Wanting to consolidate them, I pinned them to the very narrow hall leading to the front door, across from the powder room. I made a skinny stand and added that to the wall. This entire hall and foyer will probably be paneled and painted, maybe just one wall, but thought I would temporarily add them to see if it would be a good spot. Well yes it would. This hall enters the family room and the samplers would be visible, and away from any direct light or heat registers. Boning needs to be added to some tops, some edges need sewn, but I will still leave enough for mounting if I ever decide to frame. Right now they are hanging by one pin and crumpled. But should all the others be moved here? Not sure there would be enough room, especially with Lucy and Sally. Maybe one large framed piece in a room and the rest filling the hall. Adding a peg rail on the opposite side could be for the bags and smaller hangings. Once they are pressed and properly pinned, I'll have some time to decide. Mixing the framed with unframed would not look good - what do you think? Frame them all? Oh wait. Just had an idea. The large empty wall in the new room could be for the unframed, where more primitive cabinets will be. The framed should be moved to the hall. How's that? I usually come up with something when I'm typing a post but it never would have entered my mind otherwise. I think I have a plan. What's yours?