Framing at Gallery Seventeen
We understand that stretching and framing fabrics is a very specialist job, and a job to be done with patience and care. In the past we have framed up both antique and modern fabrics, from silk to cotton, adapting the stretching process to the individual job.
Standard: We stretch using a double sided tapestry tape, which is designed especially for use on fabrics. It is a strong adhesive, yet it easily releases from fabric, so your piece will never be permanently stuck down.
Conservation: For delicate fabric (e.g. silk), antique embroideries, and fabrics precious to you: we would always suggest stretching to a conservation quality. When stretching to a conservation quality we carefully hand stitch your fabric onto PH neutral cotton and then stretch it over a Rag Matt mountboard.
Fabric should always be kept from touching the glass, as over time this can cause the fabric to rot and disintegrate. Therefore we always suggest framing fabrics using a mount and/or a fillet, both of which act as a barrier between the fabric and the glass (see conservation for details).
To protect your fabric from fading we would suggest framing with UV protect glass.
Need further information? Or have a framing idea we haven’t listed on our website? Please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help, our contact details are:
Or if you’re local please do feel free to pop into the gallery for further information. Our address is:
Gallery Seventeen, 20 High Street, Beckenham, Bromley BR3 1AY.
Opposite Beckenham Green – just round the corner from Beckenham Junction Station.
We provide a bespoke framing service, each job is individually priced, and therefore we don’t have framing prices on our website. For an accurate price its best to bring the item you want framed into the gallery and we can go through all the available options with you, and give you the precise price. However if you just want a rough idea of cost please feel free to contact us on the details above or using the contact form below: