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Picture Framing course - How to Frame Fabrics

All About Framing - Learn to Frame
Course summary
Leisure / Fun Classes
7 hours
189 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Leisure / Fun Classes
Course Dates
High Wycombe
189 GBP

High Wycombe
189 GBP

Course description

About the course

Explore the principles of fabric framing and how to apply them to the framing of fabric-based artwork. 

What will the course cover?

Through clear explanation, demonstration and your hands-on practice, you will learn about:

  • The specific requirements in framing fabrics by taking account of the fabric base used in the artwork.
  • The age and style of the piece and conservation principles applicable to the process.
  • The preparation of the fabric before framing.
  • How best to provide an adequate fabric support and mount.

Three options will be explored and practised:

  • Lacing.
  • Pinning to foam mount board.
  • Tight fit through square cut mount board.

You will also look at general principles used in preparing some other types of fabric-based art for framing, including stretching a canvas over wooden frames, sewing in quilts, stapling to board.

You will then choose a method best suited to mounting your artwork, before being guided through your framing project:

  • Preparing the artwork for mounting.
  • Creating a sink mount.
  • Making and assembling a frame and preparing the picture for hanging.

Suitability - Who should attend?

What previous experience should I have?

It is expected that you will have already attended our Basics Of Framing course.

Trainers will assume that students are:

  • Familiar with specialist tools used in basic framing.
  • Able to cut mitres in mouldings and know how to form and fix a frame.

Whilst not a requirement to have taken part in the Conservation Framing course, it is an advantage as a number of the ideas about artwork care are taken up in this course. Some very basic sewing is also involved in this session.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • A completed framed picture for you to take home

Course delivery details

How our Courses are run:

Courses are run with a maximum of 10 students. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm, there will be a 30 minute lunch break and a few short refreshment breaks.

This course is hosted by UK school of framing alumni at our professional workshop in High Wycombe, sadly this is a little bit out of town so we advise bringing a packed lunch or you may miss out on the great opportunity to get to know your fellow students over lunch!

Equipment for the day is provided, well maintained and shared amongst the students, you are encouraged to support and share any tips they have with each other.

Our courses are intended to be enjoyable, educational and collaborative learning experiences, there’s no stress from tests or assessments at the end of the day, we hope you leave with the satisfaction of building and learning something new.


What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring a packed lunch

The venue is located outside of the town centre and access to food vendors is limited. To keep the course running on time for all students, we request that students bring a packed lunch with them. We will provide all teas & coffees.

Something to Frame:

You are invited to bring your own fabric based art (no larger than A4). If this is not possible we will provide appropriate pieces for framing. You will produce your own, professionally finished piece of framed "Fabric Art".

Suitable clothing for a workshop environment:

  • No open toe shoes or sandals
  • No long floaty sleeves or garments which could get caught on things
  • Do not wear anything of value as we are working with glues and paints etc.
  • Do wear comfortable footwear as we are standing for most of the day.

We provide all tools & materials for framing on the day.

Continuing Studies

Following on from this course we offer 5 next level courses to help you to build up your framing repertoire:

  • 3D Framing
  • Conservation Framing
  • Stretching and Framing Canvas-Based Artwork
  • Sport Shirt and Clothing Framing
  • Adding Decorative Finishes to Frames

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All About Framing - Learn to Frame

For fun or profit learning to frame can be a really rewarding skill. After years struggling to find a suitable course in his quest to become a framer the founder, Duncan McDonald, built a package of courses. The UK School...

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Unit 2, Crusader Industrial Estate, Stirling Road, Off Halifax Road, Cressex Business Park
HP12 3ST High Wycombe Buckinghamshire

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