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Projects

  • The Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust

    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 […]
  • Railway Memorobilia

    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 […]
  • Vintage Cigarette Card Collection

    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.
  • Memorobilia Collection of old tax discs

    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.
  • Decorative cushion cover

    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 […]
  • Early 19thc Oil painting

    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.
  • The Jester

    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. […]
  • Triathlon Lanyards

    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 […]
  • Army painting

    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 […]
  • A BEFORE… and AFTER… Story

    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 […]
  • Antique Oriental Silk paintings

    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 […]
  • Cat cross stitch framed in an antique door

    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 […]
  • “Topping out” Display

    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:-  […]
  • Football memorabilia

    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 […]
  • A Royal letter

    A customers letter from the Queen was worthy of a frame to keep it safe and show it off instead of tucked away in a drawer.
  • England Youth caps

    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 […]
  • Sky Cycle Team signed shirt with photographs of team members

    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 […]
  • MBE

    With no colour at all the challenge was to create a prestigious look.  I used a red suede mount-board and a gold bevel edge together with museum standard non reflective glass to give prominence.
  • Christmas Cross stitch stocking

    An unusual cross stitch in the form of a Christmas stocking was displayed on a grey suede mount board. The stocking was kept away from the glass for conservation by the use of a hand painted fillet. 2
  • Signing Mount with commemorative photo

    I have prepared this example from my own wedding to show what can be achieved. It is not essential to use a photo as there may be a treasured item or some memorabilia that could be incorporated.
  • Origami

    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 […]
  • Cross Stitch

    This snowy scene required stretching and was then framed with  double mount setting it off against a washed grey frame.  The non reflective glass made the most of the stretching techniques used.

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