Having completed this embroidery in 2008 I had it framed locally but now I wanted to reframe it to fit in with a new interior decor. In taking the frame apart I was shocked to see all the awful sticky brown tape that was used to stretch the woollen fabric of my embroidery. I started […]
Say it with flowers 💐…. My customer wanted to display a piece of glass she had made on a glass workshop. I used a technique to float it on another piece of glass with Ultravue 70% UV anti reflective glazing so as to be invisible. The flower tile appears to float in the frame
It’s not everyday that you get an MBE to frame. This was a very precious document for the family whose father had recently passed away. The certificate itself (see photo) is a very plain document indeed and it requires the framing to give it that air of importance. The suede mount boards are a good […]
My brief for this frame displaying war memorabilia was to use conservation techniques. The customer required non invasive methods of attaching the items while making it possible to be completely reversible. A conservation grade mount board was selected and most of the items were attached by the corners held by inert conservation grade plastic corners. […]
Japanese woodblock prints are a traditional form of art that can command high prices and are often bought as an investment. I was presented with a tryptic of images by a customer which therefore required conservation framing to preserve their fragility and value. A museum 100% cotton rag board was chosen to mount them and […]
A customer had an assortment of railway memorabilia that required framing to accompany their collection of vintage equipment. A moulding was selected that reflected the wood used in the equipment in the collection. A box was created behind the frame to create the depth required to fit the items inside. The keys were all tarnished and were cleaned […]
Multiple apertures were cut to house this vintage cigarettes card collection of Fire Fighters through the ages. The cards were carefully placed so they all fitted in with the best appearance. It was then glazed with conservation UV glass to protect them for the future.
A wonderful collection of tax discs was bought into me dating back through the licensing and ownership of a moped. The customer wanted a contemporary look to display all 16 discs. A multi circular aperture mount was cut in British racing green completed with an oak frame and non reflective glass.
The customer requested this piece of textile (possibly once a purely decorative cushion cover) reduced in size and didn’t want a mount around it. This meant a fillet was used just under the edges to keep the beadwork from touching the glass. A narrow box was constructed at the back to hold the stretched tapestry […]
I do have some challenging items brought in by customers from time to time and none more so then this large piece of War Art dating from 1938. It was a cartoon of my customer’s father leaving his horse regiment in Palestine to join the newly formed tank regiment in Europe. The picture was unusual […]
I started the cross stitch several years ago and when it was nearly finished I had to consider how to frame it. I found an antique door that was badly distressed lying around in my husband’s furniture restoration workshop. It was in very poor condition but I recognized that the aperture in the door was […]
This was an interesting commission for a metalwork company in Southampton who requested three frames for a “Topping Out Ceremony” to be held in London. The frames contained nickel plated spanners, nuts and bolts and I organised the inscription engraving on the glass. My clients were delighted with the work and gave the following review:- […]