Bespoke Picture Framing and Fine Art Printing
Member of the Fine Art Trade Guild
HARLEQUIN FRAMES

Training Courses

Lacing Back
Lacing Back
Pins and Foamboard Back
Pins and Foamboard Back
Newberry Oval
Newberry Oval
Newberry Oval Back
Newberry Oval Back
Pins Back Oval
Pins Back Oval
Tight Fit Back
Tight Fit Back
Pins Side Oval
Pins Side Oval
Pins Side Square
Pins Side Square

Many items of embroidery may have taken many months to complete and in general embroiderers have some difficulty finding a framer experienced in framing fabrics. Once a framer has a good reputation in the framing of fabric art, the word will spread very quickly among stitchers who will turn up at the workshop for their work to be framed. There has been a resurgence in embroidery of all types and one can easily open one's business to this new but very old and well established craft.

Mal offers training courses in the framing of textiles and fabric art at both basic and advanced level. The courses are accredited by the Fine Art Trade Guild and are of one day for the basic and two for the advanced courses.

The basic course teaches how to differentiate between the most common forms of fabric art before outlining main threats to textiles and what too look out for when a customer brings work into the workshop including the pitfalls and how to overcome them, the essentials and the various methods of supporting fabric art and, finally, the different methods of mounting and framing the work.

The advanced course essentially prepares framers who wish to take the Fine Art Trade Guild's Advanced Accreditation in Textiles. The course is split into two days the first is much the same as the basic course buts extends ones knowledge in a number of subjects. The second day should be close to the date set for ones exam and covers the exam format in great detail with the candidate given a number of tasks to complete and in the afternoon session a viva covering exam techniques and thoroughly testing ones preparation for written examination.