What can we Frame?

Pretty much anything – some of the largest things we have framed have needed special fixings to hang!

Framing – we will find a way!

Gadsby’s (Leicester) have framed thousands of things in the last 100+ years.

  • Prior to the 1950’s we mainly framed oils, watercolours, charcoal and pencil sketches with a very few photographs
  • In the 50’s and 60’s the focus continued on oils, watercolours and pencil sketches
  • The 70’s and 80’s saw acrylics and photographs as the biggest growth areas
  • The 90’s was the boom time for memorabelia
  • For the last 20+ years we have seen a much wider variety of things being framed

Framing today includes:

  • Paintings – of all sorts
  • Photographs (singles and multiples)
  • Tapestries
  • Needlepoint
  • Pencraft
  • Calligraphy
  • Posters
  • Medals
  • Pennants
  • Screws / bolts / nuts
  • Wedding bouquets
  • Wedding cake decorations
  • Children’s shoes
  • Coins
  • Certificates
  • Shirts / Shorts
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Pipes (smokers)
  • Bats / rackets
  • Balls

Thinking of getting something framed?

How to choose a frame

If you aren’t sure exactly what you want your frame to look like then…

Common framing styles

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Framing process & techniques

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Recent framing related blog posts…

Framing Vellum Indentures

Framing Vellum Indentures

Framing Indentures We frame a lot of unusual items and these came in fitting that description. There were 4 of them and they are indentures which I have never seen before and I was totally fascinated in them. Each indenture consists of the legal document and a wax...

Multiple double mounts

Multiple double mounts

Cutting a multiple double mountSometimes we have a multiple double mount to cut for a customer. To explain what this is our framer took pictures of the process. We have an example below that came in last week.  This includes openings for four pictures and in this case...

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