Introduction to Textile Framing

Introduction to Textile Framing

This Course has been Re-Designed into a full 5-Day Course, where all aspects of fabric framing will be covered, e.g. Cross-stitch, Tapestry, Silks, Papyrus, Baby’s Bonnet, Football Shirts, and much more.... 

5-Day Course

Course Times: 9:00am – 5.00pm

Materials required: Small item of cross-stitch / tapestry / baseball cap or baby’s bonnet

Course Content

  1. Review of the Fine Art Trade Guild’s Mountboard Standards
  2. Review of the Fine Art Trade Guild’s 5 Levels of Framing.  (Framing Standards)
  3. The reasons why we don't staple, glue, drymount, etc.
  4. Safe handling and storage of customer’ fabric artwork, wearing of white gloves where necessary, ability to distinguish between base cloths, i.e.. linen, canvas, silks, ability to identify risk factors, i.e.. fragility, deterioration, loose and missing threads, etc.
  5. How to protect artwork from light and damp, etc.
  6. Squaring, stretching and padding of artwork to the desired level
  7. Methods of attaching artwork to substrate boards, i.e.. lacing, stitching, EVA Glue
  8. Mounting & Framing of artwork to Conservation level
  9. Close framing of artwork (Use of second frame / slips to keep object off the glass)
  10. Mounting & Framing of 3D needlework or object (such as baby’s bonnet, baseball cap or football shirt) to Conservation level
  11. The use of donor fabrics, especially for very small items
  12. Materials required: Small item of cross-stitch / tapestry / baseball cap or baby’s bonnet

Required Reading

  • Framing Fabric Art, published by Fine Art Trade Guild
  • Conservation Framing, published by Fine Art Trade Guild
  • GCF Study Guide, published by Fine Art Trade Guild 

Recommended Reading

  • Conservation Framing, by Vivian C Kistler, CPF, GCF
  • Needlework Framing, by Vivian Kistler, CPF, GCF 
For Book Sales: Contact Moira at the Fine Art Trade Guild office (020) 7381 6616 or moira@fineart.co.uk 
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