Making your artworks look their very best
Winter is the perfect time for tackling those framing projects that have been on your mind for ages. Maybe you’ve got an artwork on the wall and the framing doesn’t look good anymore. Fashions do change. Perhaps you’ve got stacks of prints from your travels that you’ve never got around to getting on the walls. Photographs from your wedding or portraits of the children? Certificates from your studies years ago? It’s time to tick these off your list and display them. Don’t worry if you don’t know the first thing about picture framing, we’ll help you every step of the way.
When you bring in your framing we consider a couple of things. We will show you the framing combinations that will show off your artwork in the best way. We will also talk to you about the kind of aesthetic you like and what will work in your home or work place.
You may know exactly what you want or you may want our guidance. We’re here to help. We will tell you the cost of your framing when you drop off your work so there are no surprises when you come to collect. Our turn-around time is generally 2 – 3 weeks but if you need something in a hurry let us know.
Bespoke and Hand-Made
Everything we do is made by hand here in our Nelson workshop. When you bring in your artworks you will be able to see the team at work. Our frames are sourced from New Zealand and overseas. We have a beautiful range of top quality Italian frames for those extra special jobs.
As well as art, we frame mirrors to your specification. Ornate, classical and contemporary – we have a wonderful range of frames to choose from.
Our framing techniques and archival materials mean that your artworks are protected as much as possible from the harm caused by light, insects and moisture in the environment. If an artwork that you care about has been framed for more than 20 years it is advisable to bring it along to us for a ‘Warrant of Fitness’.
We offer all types of glass from regular picture glass, which is the most economical, through to Museum Glass that is ultra clear and offers protection from fading due to UV light.
Sometimes accidents happen and artworks can fall from the wall. If this happens to you bring the framed work to us. We will remove the broken glass and put in a new piece. Easy!
Stretching a canvas
Paintings on canvas generally need to be stretched around a sub-frame. The tensioning makes the surface of the painting flat and it enables the artwork to be easily hung on a wall. Stretched canvases can have an additional frame to give them more status on the wall. Talk to us about options.
We are experienced in the framing of cross stitches and embroideries. The photograph shows the back of a cross stitch being laced. This process ensures that the textile piece stays taut and straight.
We also frame sport jerseys, tea towels and any other fabrics.