The most important issue in framing is knowing the techniques which are appropriate for the artwork or item to be framed. Conservation framing is only appropriate if the artwork requires this treatment (eg. limited edition prints, original watercolours, old paper). Framers are fortunate now to have acid free materials and the information available to provide clients with quality framing options for new and old alike.
Textile framing has special requirements and it is important to choose mouldings (in particular) which are suitable for the final assembly. Mouldings with minimum rebate, especially if they are narrow will produce a clumsy or unstable result when a textile is mounted using the appropriate sewing technique.
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