Ok, I give in. One little foray into textiles will suffice for the moment. I found a cheat's way to do a border in psp's frames which I thought I would share with you particularly if you are using psp, although there is something similar and probably even better in Photoshop. (I say "cheat" because this is a reference to a well-known cookery writer in the uk whose latest book uses this phrase!)
For the latest pic I used a photo of a fuschia which I then altered in psp . This is how I added this border -
Image>picture frame. From the drop-down list choose Transparent (I chose the second one). I added an extra black border - image>add borders, 3 pixels, black, ok. Now choose a colour in the image using the dropper tool and fill in the white borders using the flood fill tool. Finished! Save under a new name. I hope this is useful!