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Textiles

The art of stretching textiles

Most material based pieces of work, such as Embroideries and Tapestries will need to be stretched. Ideally, it would be nice not to use glass so the texture can be seen, however, most people use glass to protect the work. There are various types of glass, plain, non-reflective, anti-reflective coated and UV filter. Spacers can be used to lift the glass from the stitch-work, particularly when beads are used. The work can have a card border to enhance, this also acts as a spacer. Because of the extra thickness of the work we would generally use a frame with a deeper rebate.

We love a long stretch!

  • Cross stitches
  • Needlepoint
  • Embroidery
  • Samplers
  • Lacework
  • Tapestries
  • Clothing
  • Craft items

Arabic Shawl

Arabic shawl with tassels.

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Large USA Quilt

Large USA framed bed quilt.

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Material Clock

Material working clock.

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Framed Embroidery

Framed Embroidery of Queen Mother.

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Framed Embroidery

Large Indian Embroidery.

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Framed Embroidery

Framed embroidery of a peacock

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Framed Tapestry

Framed wedding tapestry.

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Framed Tapestry

Framed sea view tapestry.

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