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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New picture frame mouldings

New picture frame mouldings

Extending your frame choices We recently added a few new mouldings to our already wide selection. But don't worry, picking the best looking frame for your picture is not quite so scary as it would seem at first glance. Our selection of mouldings runs into the...

Picture framing

Picture framing

Picture Framing is fulfilling! Some jobs are more satisfying than others. Framing pictures can be very fulfilling if you take the view that your work is seen by people every day. Sometimes they just glance at the picture but other times they look at every detail of...

Music for framing…

Music for framing…

Celebrating pictures framers Groglass, a supplier to custom framers everywhere has created a new song / video to celebrate the work of the framing industry. We also share their song from last year for your enjoyment.You are welcome to come into the shop to ask the...

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22 Market Place
Leicester
LE1 5GF

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0116 251 7792
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