Friday, 14 September 2012

Old Skills Remembered

 
A long time ago, or at least, it feels a long time ago, I learned to do picture framing.  I had a lovely teacher, who continued to give help and advice long after the classes finished.  As sometimes happens, life gets in the way, and what with one thing and another, I haven't done any picture framing for a long time.  So long in fact, I was really nervous to start again.
 
However, a couple of weeks ago a neighbour came over with two photos she wanted me to frame.  This meant I had to bite the bullet.
 
Bit by bit, I began to put them together.  One of the favourite bits was waxing the natural wood frames.  I just love the smell of bees wax.
I even cut the mounts without cutting the bevels the wrong way.  That felt really good.

The frames are completed, and delivered, and now I want some more pictures to frame.  I remember now,  how enjoyable the whole process is.  Jonathan just wants me to find more wood to wax!

11 comments:

shez said...

Jane you are so clever,beautiful job.xx

Terry said...

You did a great job on those! They look wonderful! I'd have a few things for you to frame if you lived closer! :0)

Tudy said...

Good job. Love the natural wood frames.

Annie said...

Great work. I guess you have special tools for this from your course work days? It'a a great skill to have since frames can be so expensive.

Maggi said...

I used to really enjoy picture framing but since moving to my present are I just can't get hold of decent moulding.

Terry said...

It is so nice to revisit a skill you havn't used for a while and discover you still know how and enjoy doing it. Well Done.

Rudee said...

That is an amazing skill to have. You did great work on this.

stitcheranon said...

OMG is there nothing you can't do? I wish you lived near me: I cant find a decent framer for love nor money. The frames look amazing. You are sooooo clever xxxx

Evie Jones said...

You never cease to amaze me with the breadth of your skills. What a lovely job you've done of these.

karen said...

you have made a fantastic job of these...they are amazing. I like the sound of ''waxing wood''...
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Gina E. said...

That is so clever, Jane. I use mostly second hand frames from opshops to frame my stitched projects, and of course they look what they are - second hand, lol!
What do you mean - you want more pictures to frame? What about some of your own lovely work?!