Large Cashmere Throw with Leather Bias Binding
We first had to stretch acid-neutral canvas over-size so the throw could be stitched, using 'invisible' string in the original thread holes (see above pic). Once attached, it was re-stretched to the desired size and we used a 'spacer' to lift the glass away from the material (use of a slip is illustrated in diagram). Given the size and value of the piece, we used 4.4mm UV Glass.
Probably the largest and heaviest we've completed.
Horse Show Display
Sash and rosettes with multiple apertures for magazine articles and photos.
Planet Of The Apes
This was an interesting item of clothing, made especially for the original film Planet of the Apes. We used 'invisible' string threaded through the existing thread holes to hold this heavily-padded jacket in place
These 2 examples of wedding memorabilia are stitched onto hessian backing.
WWI Commemorative Tower of London Poppies
Handmade ceramic poppies, all varying in depth and requiring different techniques
The Charge of the Light Brigade
This original scabbard from The Charge of the Light Brigade, is attached by 'invisible' thread to felt-covered board. The chain and buckle hang naturally although they are stitched in place.
Shirts will vary in length, width and depth and we build individual boxes to fit. The shirt is sewn on to acid-neutral mountboard which we can then place into either a foamboard box lined with complementary mountboard and a shadow mount or use an extra deep fillet and frame (see swimming costume pic below).
Extra apertures can be added for photos, text, medals, etc.
We have a number of high profile athletes here in Bath and often have the challenge of framing some more unusual items.
This often requires us to adapt our processes in order to accommodate these differences, e.g. extra stretchy material means a different approach to presentation.
We often get collections of cigarette or other trading cards bought into us for framing. For this we use a technique with glass back and front so that the both sides of the cards can be viewed at a later stage.
We use mounts back and front to lift the glass away from the cards to stop the glass for interacting with the images or words. The cards are placed in the mounts with water reversible archival tape.
For those customers that will be showing off the back of their frames often and do not like the look of the above image.
We also offer this beading alternative frame. Essentially the same technique but it is finished with a wooden bead instead of the silicon and pneumatic pins.
We add glass to the back of the frame so that the back of the cards can be read when removed from the wall.
This is then pneumatically pinned in and silicon bead is used to seal the glass into the frame, finished with framing tape and string and is ready to hang.
Medal display frames are a great way to display family history and remember those that have given so much for us.
We frame a large number of medals and usually place them on suede mount boards with apertures for a photo, a short biography and the persons name, rank and service number.
Other items such as cap badges or identifying tags can easily be added.
We are also happy to source ribbons for medals that may have been lost or need to be replaced due to bad condition.