in answer to a question on Fox's Tatology blog,
here is what I use to display my tatting, well not all of it, but some of it,
several years ago, while at my local thrift shop, I came across a big old picture frame, the opening is about 20X25" and the frame is several inches wide. there was no picture or glass in it, just the frame. I got it for $3.00
I didn't take a picture of the back, but here is what I did.
I used a large piece of heavy denim, placed a layer of cotton batting from an old quilt over the top, then covered it with a remnant of black velvet left over from a daughter's prom dress. once I was satisfied with how it all looked, I turned it over and stapled the layers of fabric to the back of the frame.
there is no glass covering it, and because of the layers of fabric and batting, I can place straight pins anywhere I want and they stay in place. I take this with me when I demonstrate, or hang it on the wall and change out the motifs when ever I feel like.
please do not look too critically at the tatting on the frame in the picture, they aren't all pinned out correctly, I just stuck some of them on to keep them out of the way.
I do give away a lot, and many of my projects are spoken for before they are even started. I have a list of "booked" projects I need to get at once I have finished testing a pattern for Martha Ess. it is about 1/3 done right now.
I also have the hanky edging to finish, as that is about 1/4 done, and I have a travel project that goes in the car, that will be done with the circle is finished. it is a made up pattern, very simple so I don't have to pay too much attention, it started out as a star with 5 points, but may end up with 7 or 8 depending on how it lays.
the booked projects are: a set of earrings, a rosary, a 12" tall white christmas tree, 12 christmas ornaments for family, a set or 2 of tatted wire earrings, I would like a set of earrings for me too.
looking at the list, I need to get my little fingers busy