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

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How to choose a frame

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Common framing styles

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Framing process & techniques

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Out-size picture framing

Out-size picture framing

Framing a 9 ft wide map Not all picture framing jobs are the same. The vast majority of the work our framing team performs would fit within the description of 'normal size'. Sometimes, we get something to frame which is out of the ordinary. This map, which when framed...

Box framing odd items

Box framing odd items

Box frame for drum heads Framing never gets boring. We get to see and work with beautiful paintings, photo's, signed shirts and sometimes other odd items. Odd—as in unusual for our framing team to work with, not actually especially odd in the larger scheme of things....

Framing signed sports memorabilia

Framing signed sports memorabilia

When we are asked to frame the shirts, caps, boots etc which have been worn (and then signed) by some of the most famous sports people we see on television it gives us quite a buzz. The most recent three we framed are shown below. They are recent framing jobs but the...

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