An old black and white damaged photo from 1921 was carefully flattened and the tears repaired having spent years rolled up. An off white mount and dull gold and green moulding set off the serious expressions on the mens faces.
The Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust will soon be opening a new and exciting museum within the Solent Sky Museum, Albert Road South, Southampton. Many historical artefacts and photographs will be on display to the public for the first time. We are very grateful to We Frame It for their excellent work in restoring […]
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 […]
An early 19th century oil painting on canvas was without both its gold circular mount and frame. Having cut a new circular mount it left a white bevelled edge which I hand coloured. With a new gold distressed frame and papered back the painting was once again complete.
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 […]
Set of prints by Lionel Edwards. I found and bought a collection of these prints falling apart at my local boot sale in a sorry state of broken frames, glass and badly foxed paper. I took them all apart and restored the paper by removing the foxing which enabled the small picture drawn in the […]
A long journey for these Oriental silk paintings. Four silks depicting the seasons arrived in my studio in a very delicate state having already been shipped back from New Zealand. I was able to offer advice to the customer concerning their conservation before I could frame them. One had been disturbed and broken away along […]
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 […]