NATIVITY CROSS STITCH
Cross stitch is a difficult medium to master. Each piece represents hours, days, or years of the creator’s time. This is why we take special care in framing cross stitches. We take time to line up the margins and count the stitches as we stretch each piece. We offer the traditional method of stretching using pins and acid free tape to finish the back. We also offer the more involved method of lacing for those special pieces.
Recently we had the pleasure of working on this beautiful multi-panel cross stitch nativity scene. We not only had to line up the margins as we would in a singular work, but also had to take into account the spacing of the frames to insure that the pattern would match when displayed side by side.
LORD OF THE RINGS
Can you really call yourself a Lord of Rings fan after seeing this amazing collection? There were so many posters we couldn’t fit them all in one photo! This project was unique in that the posters are double sided. They were used at movie theaters as promotional pieces. Posters like these often have a reverse image on the back, and traditional methods of mounting will devalue this memorabilia.
With a little research we were able to use the latest mounting methods to protect this art and allow it to be framed ripple free.
TREO OF BLUE RIDGE
When opening a new fine dining establishment in the beautiful town of Blue Ridge, the owners of Treo of Blue Ridge approached us to obtain and frame their art. They had fallen in love with the artist Michelle McDowell Smith, and wanted her signed prints to be a focal point for their patrons.
Wanting to display a rustic but elegant look, we were able to find the perfect timeless frame to fill this order.
How to make Art Deco work in a rustic cabin…..this was the challenge faced when designing a framing option for this amazing collection. Wanting to give the shadowbox a feminine look with a rustic flare, we were able to achieve this through the use of a blue washed frame.
The blue washing of the frame gives a distressed look that is perfect for a rustic cabin decor, and the powder blue finish gives just the right amount of femininity. Keeping with this theme we chose a deep blue burlap mat. The deep blue helps to tie in the frame with the bold colors of the compact, and the burlap texture is a natural gradient to the blue washed frame.
Some things are just too good to fold up and put away. This “crazy Quilt” was hand made in 1910. Using scrap fabrics, the quilt is sewn into pattern less perfection! This was a family heirloom that the customer wished to display in its entirety.
Knowing the customer’s deep connection to this quilt, we took the time to hand sew it the backing. We wanted the customer to know that by choosing to frame this one of a kind piece, that no damage would be incurred to the quilt, and that it would be safely archived for the next generation.