I decided to make a little firescreen to show off the mini crewel work I finished. I started with some odds and ends of wood -- a length of laser cut gingerbread, some Tiny Turnings #1000, a thin panel cut to the size of my needlework and some dimensional basswood.
I used a slice of the gingerbread for the top, an equal length of basswood for the bottom, long enough to frame a central panel (which will display the needlework) and a turning on each side (you could easily use a spindle post here). I glued everything together on a flat surface and let it set up.
Do make prettier feet, these are just notched bits of basswood :) I stained the piece at this point.
Then I trimmed the crewel work and used Clear Tacky Glue to glue it to the central panel. I framed it in with some smaller basswood strips to cover the edges of the needlepoint.