Whether it’s your own needlework or a family treasure handed down, all needlework items frame up beautifully. Needlework is a generalized term for hand-crafted textiles including cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel work, tapestries, & needle lace to name a few. After someone spends hours and hours stitching something beautiful, care should be taken to properly present and preserve the piece in a frame. Needlework should be tensioned over a sturdy preservation-quality board by pinning or lacing for the piece to remain flat and should never be permanently affixed with glue, tape, or another adhesive that are not reversible. Glazing – glass or clear acrylic – is essential to protect your needlepoint from insects, dust, soiling, and curious hands. Conservation glass will help prevent irreversible fading by filtering out damaging UV light. The glass should never encounter the textile. Condensation from the glass could create mold & mildew which would deteriorate the piece. Matting the needlework not only accents the work but helps to create the needed space from the glass. For a narrow boarder a fabric liner could also be used, like those traditional used on oil paintings, or spacers that attach to the outside edge of the glass. Bring in your needlework treasures so we can help create a beautiful frame design that preserves and protects your item for generations to come.
Framing Quilts/Quilt Squares
Although a quilt can be hung from a rod directly on the wall, it can look more finished and special in a frame. Framing may also be safer approach when displaying fragile, antique quilts that have been left weak from use. Some people choose to have individual quilt squares framed so each member of the family has a piece to remember a loved one or ancestor. Quilt squares can look amazing when framed and custom framing is a fantastic way to preserve a true work of art.
Framing Sports Jerseys
Sporting memorabilia is fun to have on display. Whether your favorite sports star is a professional or in little league, framing a jersey is a great way to remember a winning season or special game. There are various ways we can frame these types of items. Showing the entire jersey looks great, but if you don’t have the space for it, we can also fold it to show a smaller portion. Either way, it will look dynamic and add excitement to a space!
Framing Articles of Clothing
We can frame just about anything, including clothing. Perhaps you have something special that was handed down in your family, like your grandmother’s wedding dress, a christening gown or button up shoes. Maybe it is your own military uniform or a kimono you picked up on a trip. We can even frame a funky t-shirt, a hand-painted scarf or a kitschy necktie. The point is you may find “art” where you least expect it. We look forward to turning something meaningful to you into art for your walls.