We love ANY textile artwork – not just tapestry and cross stitch! Many hours of work are invested to create textile art, so textile and needlework framing should respect and preserve that work. One of the specialist services we provide is the framing of textiles and needlework in all their various forms.
Ian first worked with premium quality textiles in the mid 1970’s with Daks-Simpson, where he achieved his City & Guilds qualification in Craft Tailoring and Fabric Design and Construction. He also holds the GCF Advanced: Textile Framing Accreditation from the Fine Art Trade Guild. This is recognised by the GCF logo with the purple ribbon that you see above. He is the only framer in Scotland to have achieved this level of qualification. He is a member of the Guild’s Technical Helpline panel which provides answers to questions asked by framers from all over the UK. Ian has also written numerous articles for trade publications as well as CPD and Study Guide material for the Guild’s framer members.
It’s safe to say that we have a long standing practical knowledge of how to work with textile based artwork, and what should and shouldn’t be done with it.
The way we handle and frame any kind of textile item should never do harm to it. There is a right and a wrong way to support textile work, and it’s important to note that we never use glue or staples. We will stitch, pin or lace, and use methods and materials which can be removed without harming the original piece.
We’re always happy to talk about the methods and materials we use when framing textiles and needlework, so if you have any questions, please ask. We understand that you may have spent lots of money on your item, or it’s something very personal and important to you.