Maybe Mary isn’t the only one wondering about the hardware used to make the blackwork purse in my last post. The directions that came with my chart say you can get the hardware from Lacis (#LS75) for shops. It is a 3 inch heavy frame. If you can’t find it in a shop then you can call Wyndham (1.860.974.1214). Maybe they could direct you to a finisher if your local shop cannot help.
On the other hand here is a link for some pretty cool handbag frames: UMX Fashion Supplies: Purse Frame. This image shows how easy it is to assemble. (click on photo for larger image) However these frames are more than 3 inches, so your worked piece should have enough extra fabric to accommodate the 4 or 5 inch frame.
I suspect you could find people in your local needlework or quilting chapter who might be able to help you. If this doesn’t help, contact me and I’ll see if I can get my partner to help out. He is a leather worker and engineer and takes care of my more challenging assembly problems. You can use the contact form found in the TSS Mission section of the heading tabs.