To frame or not to frame? That is the question – and not just for textile art! We chat about some of the various ways we’ve finished and framed our textile work, and as a bonus, you can watch a video version of our chat over on our new YouTube channel!

As I mentioned at the start of the video, my tools and materials for framing include:

  • Double sided sticky tape and masking tape (both acid-free)
  • Velcro
  • Heavy-duty stapler
  • Bevel-edge mount cutter
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Invisible thread and nylon fishing line
  • Foam core
  • Tray frame or box frame
  • Pre-made mounts that include a backing board and cellophane sleeve.

Mentioned in this episode:

Hoopers Framing mount kits

Strand Framing make excellent wooden frames in similar dimensions to IKEA favourites. Recently I’ve used frames from Jacksons Art – also very good.

I’ve been reading Meditation and Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe and it’s been very useful – especially when I’m trying to sleep! A few pages and I’m nodding off…It’s a great book, and it works.

Headspace is the app created by Andy and his business partner – you’ve probably come across it. Recommended.

Gina has been reading On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming and is now hooked on A Face to the World by Laura Cumming.

You can find more about what Gina’s up to here.

The music is Dear Autumn by Ikson.


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