Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.  Each poppy represented a British military facility during the war.  The poppies encircled the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection.  All the poppies were sold, the proceeds to be shared equally amongst six service charities.

 

In this edition of 4Walls Mal considers two similar and straightforward methods of framing a poppy, both viewing it in plan view, one with the certificate and the second, including both the certificate and the booklet.  This latter design keeps all the relevant memorabilia safely together

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Conservation Mounting and Hinging

In this masterclass we will look at Conservation mounting and hinging. Starting with the mount package and then focusing on two types of hinges; the standard ‘T-Hinge’ and the ‘Pass Through Hinge’ generally used for float mounting. All materials and techniques are at FATG Conservation and/or Museum level framing. 

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Canvas Art/Floater Frame

Using canvas artwork in interior design is a popular way of affordably furnishing the walls of a home, office or retail outlet. Whether a pre-printed painting, or a favourite family photograph, a piece of canvas artwork can provide an effective way of covering large spaces on blank walls, however, it is not always the most inspiring or inventive.

In Issue 10, Mal will take you through the step-by-step process of how to fix a 'Floater' frame to canvas artwork in order to add that little extra pizzazz. With his handy hints and advice, you will be able to help your customers make the most out of their canvas art with a professional and decorative framing solution. 

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Antique Sampler

The diversity of textiles presents framers with a number of technical challenges as different forms require different framing solutions. The items need supporting and may require ‘squaring up’ without harming the original piece of work. Conservation framing materials and techniques, particularly where historic textiles are concerned, should also be used.

Here Mal Reynolds (GCF Adv) of Harlequin Frames takes you step by step through the process of framing an antique sampler. His useful advice and handy tips will help you to offer your customers a professional and decorative framing solution for their textiles, and one that will also offer the best practical solution to preventing deterioration and conserving the item for posterity. 

This is the full edition of 4Walls Issue 11 feature Mal's Masterclass of the Antique Sampler

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