Q. What’s the most unusual or difficult thing you’ve been asked to frame?
A. That’s a great question. I’d say one of the most difficult was a set of 24 antique silver dessert spoons. The customer wanted to use 12 of them to create the effect of a clock with the other 12 placed head to toe in a square around the outside. We knew the customer well and he trusted us to make the design decisions – which is flattering but certainly adds pressure! The end result was fantastic and the customer was delighted.
Other items worthy of a mention are a stunning Grayson Perry tapestry (just wow!), a pair of Darcy Bussell’s signed ballet shoes and a 1950’s Morgan hubcap. Recently, we framed a set of WW2 medals alongside a love letter that was never sent – definitely a “tissues moment”– and last year we were asked to frame an Anna Marrow silk screen in a traditional gold ornate frame but then make up a Neon Pink lacquer paint finish for the frame. It was good fun and it looked really cool.
Whilst we love anything different and outrageous sometimes the greatest pleasure comes from seeing a simple photograph or print being completely transformed into something special, just by getting the framing spot on.
No matter what the item, if you need anything framing come and have a chat.
Our framing team have over 25 years of experience to share.