Each day, as well as having products on show and for sale, we will be
running workshops: Creating a Canvas Stretcher; Creating Deep
Bevel Mounts using Foam Bisceaux Strips.
We will also be running a couple of seminars. Outlined below
are the titles and descriptions for those sessions.
FRIDAY 4th August
Preparing Needlecraft For Framing: If you are disappointed
with how your work has been framed in the past or if you are confused
by how frame needlework well, this short seminar will put you
right. We look at 3 simple techniques for attaching work into
a system that then become a simple framing projects. The best
bit is that all attachments are reversible and will not damage the
work. They even offer solutions as to how you can simply
stretch work to bring it back into its intended
10 Simple steps to make BIG profits from framing at home. Following a
simple "case study" approach, we look at how you can turn a hobby into
something that pays for itself. We look at basic requirements
for space, equipment and materials; where to look for business; where
your expenses are (therefore how much to charge); basic organisational
SATURDAY 5th August
Producing the WOW Factor: Framing can either perform a basic
"packaging" function or it can make a statement. At its best,
top quality framing will add an extra dimension to the artwork it is
showing. In this session we illustrate some of the easy
principles that will take your work to a new level. If you
want something to be noticed then hear what we have to say so that you
turn out "framing with knobs on"!
Planning the perfect workshop: No matter how big or small the space you
have available to work in, there are some important considerations to
be made when designing a work area. How easy is it to take
materials from delivery to storage? What is the largest picture you can
frame? How do you store moulding? Using two working examples
to illustrate how you can organise the least promising looking areas,
we will aim to provide solutions to some problems and help you to think
a way through others.
Each session will last about 45 minutes with some time for Q&A
built in. The best news of all is that these sessions are
free. The only problem is that you will have to register an
interest and book a seat in advance, as there is every possibility that
we will quickly run out of space.
Other special features of the days will be a second-hand, framing tool
sale and special offer moulding clearnence, with some styles on offer
for as little as 0.50 per metre!
Our full range of tools will be displayed and demonstrated so that
should you wish to see and try what is available before parting with
your hard-earned cash you will be able to do so. This is
something that we are rarely able to do, even at the largest
exhibitions that we attend, so it is an opportunity not to be missed.
If you are having problems with framing or have a particularly
challenging project to undertake, we will also be operating a "surgery"
with our highly trained technical team on hand, not only to
talk you through ideas, but also, in many cases, to demonstrate
Finally, we also want to help you get the best from your
tools. We would be the first to admit that the instruction
manuals are often highly informative. However, it
is only when you start to use equipment on a regular basis and find
cunning ways to work with them that, not only do the results improve,
but you also extend the range of what something can actually
do. We would love to hear your handy hints for specific tools
and equipment and will share those at the Open Days along with our own
For further information please visit www.diyframing.com
or contact email@example.com