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Old April 6th 04, 04:16 AM
Sheri
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Does anyone have a good resource for ordering wall frames when you need an
unusual size? I have two odd sized finished cross stitch projects and can't
get the sizes I want in my local stores. Any ideas? I've googled around a
bit and haven't had any luck. Naturally I don't want to pay a fortune!

Thanks,
Sheri in Tallahassee


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Old April 6th 04, 04:29 AM
Jenn Ridley
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"Sheri" wrote:


Does anyone have a good resource for ordering wall frames when you need an
unusual size? I have two odd sized finished cross stitch projects and can't
get the sizes I want in my local stores. Any ideas? I've googled around a
bit and haven't had any luck. Naturally I don't want to pay a fortune!


www.americanframe.com
www.pictureframes.com (the web store of graphik dimensions)

will sell you frames in any size you want (unless you want really,
really big).

Many wooden frames are shipped already assembled. Those that aren't
are very easy to assemble and instructions are included.

(they also carry matboard, foamcore, plexiglass, and just about
anything else you'll need for framing, including tools.)


I've been buying frames from both since I was in college.

nayy,

jenn
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Most recently Finished: Santa Christmas Stocking, Will Work for Freezer Space, Turnberry Ridge
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Old April 6th 04, 12:14 PM
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"Jenn Ridley" wrote in message

www.americanframe.com
www.pictureframes.com (the web store of graphik dimensions)

will sell you frames in any size you want (unless you want really,
really big).

Many wooden frames are shipped already assembled. Those that aren't
are very easy to assemble and instructions are included.

(they also carry matboard, foamcore, plexiglass, and just about
anything else you'll need for framing, including tools.)


I've been buying frames from both since I was in college.

nayy,

jenn
--
Jenn Ridley

WIP: Art Stitch Rose Trio, Emperor's Coat, FrankenFlora, Halloween Circle
Most recently Finished: Santa Christmas Stocking, Will Work for Freezer

Space, Turnberry Ridge


Jenn, do you frame your needlework with the plexiglass? I've never used it
but have been wondering...

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Old April 6th 04, 02:21 PM
Joan Erickson
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Jenn Ridley wrote:


Many wooden frames are shipped already assembled. Those that aren't
are very easy to assemble and instructions are included.

(they also carry matboard, foamcore, plexiglass, and just about
anything else you'll need for framing, including tools.)

My question about buying frames online is, How do you know how the
picture is going to look if you can't hold it up to a piece of framing?
I know for 2 of my pictures (Fire & Ice and Bull elk) it took the
framer and I nearly 2 hours each to find a mat/frame combination that
looks good.

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Joan

See my first-ever design he
http://www.heritageshoppe.com/joan.jpg

"Stitch when you are young and poor, frame when you are old and rich."
- Elizabeth's (rctn'r) sister's MIL (Barbara Marr)

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Old April 6th 04, 07:47 PM
Christine
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If you go to pictureframes.com you can upload a picture of your completed
item and change frames/mats etc until you find a look you like. This is a
good source to figure out what kind of frame and mat/s you want to order.
"Joan Erickson" wrote in message
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Jenn Ridley wrote:


Many wooden frames are shipped already assembled. Those that aren't
are very easy to assemble and instructions are included.

(they also carry matboard, foamcore, plexiglass, and just about
anything else you'll need for framing, including tools.)

My question about buying frames online is, How do you know how the
picture is going to look if you can't hold it up to a piece of framing?
I know for 2 of my pictures (Fire & Ice and Bull elk) it took the
framer and I nearly 2 hours each to find a mat/frame combination that
looks good.

--
Joan

See my first-ever design he
http://www.heritageshoppe.com/joan.jpg

"Stitch when you are young and poor, frame when you are old and rich."
- Elizabeth's (rctn'r) sister's MIL (Barbara Marr)



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Old April 6th 04, 08:01 PM
Jenn Ridley
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"Bonnie" wrote:

"Jenn Ridley" wrote in message

www.americanframe.com
www.pictureframes.com (the web store of graphik dimensions)

will sell you frames in any size you want (unless you want really,
really big).

Many wooden frames are shipped already assembled. Those that aren't
are very easy to assemble and instructions are included.

(they also carry matboard, foamcore, plexiglass, and just about
anything else you'll need for framing, including tools.)


I've been buying frames from both since I was in college.


Jenn, do you frame your needlework with the plexiglass? I've never used it
but have been wondering...


No, I don't. I don't use glass or plexiglass on needlework.

I frame other things with plexiglass. I usually use glass, but
sometimes I use plexiglass if the frame is large.

Scratch resistance is not a concern. if properly cleaned, plexiglass
doesn't scratch.

jenn
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Jenn Ridley

WIP: Art Stitch Rose Trio, Emperor's Coat, FrankenFlora, Halloween Circle
Most recently Finished: Santa Christmas Stocking, Will Work for Freezer Space, Turnberry Ridge
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Old April 7th 04, 12:28 AM
Joan Erickson
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Christine wrote:

If you go to pictureframes.com you can upload a picture of your completed
item and change frames/mats etc until you find a look you like. This is a
good source to figure out what kind of frame and mat/s you want to order.

Hmmm. Interesting concept! I may have to try this the next time I
need to frame something. Now off to bookmark it. Thanks, Christine!

--
Joan

See my first-ever design he
http://www.heritageshoppe.com/joan.jpg

"Stitch when you are young and poor, frame when you are old and rich."
- Elizabeth's (rctn'r) sister's MIL (Barbara Marr)

 




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