So how do I make a frame? Part 2

So at the end of the last post (if you haven’t read it you might like to otherwise you are coming in here in the middle of the process) we had reached the stage where what happens to the moulded lengths goes in different directions depending on whether they are...

So how do I make a frame? Part 1

I have been pondering for ages how best to write this post and what I could use to illustrate my points. Then recently four jobs came in one after the other, nothing too remarkable about that you say and you’d be right. Although in this case all four were for...

A carved frame that took all my concentration.

I have been somewhat quiet online since the beginning of this year. One of the reasons for this is the carved frame in the image on the left – a French Carved Frame (it may well have a different name but this is what I know it as). As often happens I had never...

When is a picture framer not a picture framer?

¬† ………when they don’t frame pictures. Eh? But you said that you make picture frames! Yes I do. Before you run screaming from the computer at this potentially confusing answer let me explain what I mean. This whole question of what does or...

Inspiration and a kick start

This was not supposed to be today’s post, I had already started my next post and it was coming along swimmingly. Then I did my usual, I started to read posts on other peoples blogs. I have discovered quite a love of reading blogs, I find it fascinating to read...

Carving is sometimes like waiting for a bus….

…. nothing comes along for ages and then 3 come along at once. I know you’re thinking thats a bit of an odd thing to say, its not that I’m saying that carving¬† jobs are rare, more that the same kind job never usually comes along twice in a row. Ok so...