At Hanging Around we frame:
photos/prints/original watercolours,acrylics and oils/stretch canvases*/football and rugby shirts/graduation photos/medals and coins/certificates/maps/posters
and all sorts of other items
Please bring them in and we can show you what we can do and give you an accurate quotation.
We often just cut mounts for people to fit items that they have into their own frames or into ready-
Select from a wide range of colours and finishes of mount board or ,if you select our stock colours (cream, white, black & light green ) or off cuts , it can be as much as half the price of ordering in a specific colour.
Some people know exactly what type of framing they require when this is so we will endeavour to comply to your design brief but others may find the vast choice of creative options daunting. DON’T PANIC . Tim and Sarah are hear to help guide you through the maze of choices of colour and style with friendly ideas and advice and to pick framing that will compliment your home or situation.
It is not only what a picture is but where it is going to be put that is important in framing design. It is often very helpful to have a description or, better stil,l see a snap of the location where it will be hung (even on a mobile phone or you can email it to us as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org before you come in ).
We offer a wide range of ready made standard size frames that can often be a low cost alternative to custom made . Some of these we make ourselves including a versatile thin solid oak frame that can be left natural or stained and beeswaxed in many different ways for a soft contemporary look.
* canvas stretching
We do re stretch canvases but the correct procedure for presenting work on canvas is to stretch the canvas first then paint it then possibly frame it.
Unfortunately all too often people have bought artwork from all over the world and the seller has taken or cut the canvas off from its original stretcher or sometimes the work has been painted on a canvas just pinned out this is the wrong way to do it but it happens a lot because people have to get the work home on aircrafts and the sellers know this.
When the work is re stretched a minimum of 5 to 6 cm spare canvas is required all round this is needed to grip on to and stretch the canvas around the custom built stretchers if this area contains image you will loose it
Furthermore cracking and flaking of paint or tearing is also possible as we can not rule this out our customers must understand this and take the risk themselves or we will be unable to proceed with the work.
For this reason we will have to inspect and advise on an individual case by case basis.