Framing a Menu: Matson Lines Eugene Savage

August 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm 3 comments

Again, from the Not Knitting But I Made It files:
This bit of framing has been waiting a long time to get done.
I had to put the knitting down. In fact, I could always avoid this task as long as I had ANYTHING knittable going on. (does knittable have one ‘t’ or two? -you know, if it was a word)

DH found a vintage Matson Lines menu with Eugene Savage artwork when we were in Kauai on The Best Vacation Ever. Way back when, as a child, he had traveled to and from Hawaii on the Matson Lines.

3796604265_b1afa4a2c0_o (2)A God Appears by Eugene Savage on one side

Framing it was a bit of a puzzle; I wanted to frame it so both the artwork and the menu could be seen while providing adequate support for the piece.

3796604211_91c1f39b8c_o (2)Matson Lines dinner menu on the other side

It took some fancy thinking to get everything lined up and mats cut with openings in the right places.

3797422086_f51b4ff59f_o (2)…and when I turn it over the text will be…where?

Final result:
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Entry filed under: Cool Things, Finished!.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. knit1frog2  |  August 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    cool! Where will you hang these? The basement?
    KIDDING!! It’s really cool that you took so much care in framing these–I can’t wait to see them, the new furniture and partake in some puh.

  • 2. Barb  |  August 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Good job! Nice to hear that it was TBVE!

  • 3. Lish  |  September 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    This is quite a cool piece of art– the framing job deserves much backpatting 🙂 Our Hawaii trip was also our best vacation ever — when was yours? Also, how does one go about commissioning a hat from your talented, loving fingers? I desperately need a tam or such to cover my newbie dreads for the fall temps that are here with a vengeance!


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