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Diyframing - If you've ever wanted to stretch and frame your own canvas pictures, a new short course from DIYframing will get you going.

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Press release:
Stretching & Framing Canvas specialist course

Venue Woodlands Studio, Woodlands Farm, Burnham Road Beaconsfield, HP9 2SF
Day Monday and Tuesday
Time 10am 5pm* (break for lunch)
Date 15th and 16th January 2007
Tutor Richard Buttle

This course looks at the equipment, resources and skills involved in making stretcher frames, attaching a canvas (or fabric) across and methods of preparing them for hanging. This includes framing the stretched piece.

Teaching will be by demonstration and there will be individual help with the following

1.Cutting techniques
2.How to join mitred lengths of moulding to create both stretchers and frames
3.Specialised equipment used in stretching and attaching canvas/fabric around a stretcher frame
4.The sequence of steps used in stretching canvas
5.How to plan, mark up and create a box/tray frame and attach a stretched piece into it
6.Specialist accessories used in attaching stretched canvases into conventional
7.Principles for finishing and hanging canvases
8.Ideas for providing sight edges around the image if no frame is to be attached

You will need to bring along two pieces for stretching each one no larger than 400mm x 550mm (or similar surface area but different proportions). These can be photography on canvas, oil/acrylics on canvas, tapestry or printed fabrics

NB all pieces must be suitable for remaining open to the air as they will not be mounted and framed behind glass

Lunch- There will be a break to allow students and tutor to have some lunch. A light lunch will be served and tea and coffee will be provided during the day.

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Hmmm... they're VERY local. Hmmmm...

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I would have thought for 255 they would have supplied the canvas
Yes Stu but...

Seems quite pricey

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