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
This handsome pair of frames contain photographs taken by local photographer Brian Little at Winchester Cathedral. I love the flooded crypt containing an Anthony Gormley figure reflected in the still water. More information regarding his photography can be fopund at:- Brian Little Photography
I’ve just stretched these 3 canvases for a customer and wanted to share their interesting, clever and amusing images. Dave Pollot is a New York based artist who is known for his altered thrift art paintings. He finds abandoned artwork and adds his own touch – most often pop culture parodies – and in doing […]
With the rugby World Cup on our doorstep a happy customer today collected two identical frames I made him using one that he already had. Scanned copies are so good these days it was almost impossible to tell which was the original.
It’s not often I get to work on large pictures like this. The glass had been broken in a recent house move resulting in the glass scratching the surface of the canvas. The customer not wishing to get a picture restorer involved asked me if there was anything I could do. I obtained his authority […]
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. […]
It’s good to see that the work I have completed in the past and then taken time to apply it to and maintain a website sometimes pays off. A large building company in London contacted me directly as a result of seeing frames on my website created for a Topping Out Ceremony. This is traditionally […]
How to frame an LP that had been painted as part of a GCSE art exam so that both sides could be viewed? That was the brief from the customer. It was decided to photograph one side of the LP and then have a print made . This could then be framed side by side […]
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 […]
This wedding photo was bought to me in digital form on a memory stick. I was able to recommend an online photographic printers and show my customers 11 examples of various papers that The PrintSpace.co.uk could print their special picture on. They returned a few days later with praise for the efficient service they had […]
NEW!! An alternative to the box frame for 3D objects and memorabilia. An acrylic bubble can be placed over the objects and any suitable frame added. UV protective acrylic is available also to safeguard precious items from harmful light.
This extremely large papyrus presented problems not only in terms of its size but also that it was unlevel. The customer required the piece to be made smaller so the rough edges of the papyrus so often a feature were trimmed to leave a more rectangular image. This was then framed in a deep rebate […]
I completed this rugby shirt framing for my son but also to show what can be done in terms of sports related memorabilia. The rugby shirt was stretched over a board to give it a flat appearance and three medals relating to the tournament wins were stitched in place. A double-mount was cut in club […]
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 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 […]
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.
With the Clowns and Jesters Nightclub in Southampton undergoing a refurbishment I was tasked with giving their pictures a face lift too. The frame on this original piece was literally rotten and the acrylic glazing scratched so badly you could hardly see the painting. It was all removed and a new blue pine moulding chosen. […]
A friend who is an international triathlon referee asked me if I could frame a collection of lanyards that she had collected from events around the world where she had been an official. We discussed a few layouts and finally settled on this. The lanyard event ribbon ends were all hidden behind the one ribbon […]
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 […]
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:- […]
The challenge was how to display an extremely long child’s football scarf, football shirt and team photo in a single frame. The team in the photo were wearing yellow kit and so yellow mount board as chosen to highlight this. The extreme length of the scarf was utilised by creating a frame around the football shirt […]
This was an interesting project we recently completed for a client and comprised two England Youth caps. As the caps were quite tall we had to construct two boxes which were made to recess from the edge of the frame and painted black. This meant the boxes did not overshadow the main display. The caps […]
This signed Sky cycle team shirt was won at auction and photos of the team incorporated into the suede board mount to make an impressive display. The fillets were painted to match the team colours and it was finished in a matt black frame. The shirt was stretched over a former and given shape to […]
A solution to displaying a collection of small pieces of origami as a keepsake was to arrange them on a patterned textured mountboard. this was then placed in an oak box frame lined with the same board creating depth enough to allow the 3Dimensions of the folded paper to show. The principals of this type […]