Picture Framing in Longridge

Working with you to achieve a frame you’ll love

As specialist framers, we aim to give all our customers a wide choice when it comes to building a bespoke framing solution. We’ve worked with all kinds of wooden moulding in different effects and settings and will work with you to achieve the frame you want by talking you through your options and making sure the frame, mount and glass are perfect for the artwork you’re displaying. We carry in stock in excess of 150 frame and 100 mount styles ranging from traditional to contemporary and have full access to hundreds more. We will be delighted to give you a quote when you visit the gallery and will turn the work around in a timeframe to suit you.

Traditional Needlework Stretching

Needlework, tapestry, embroidery and cross-stitch framing is very popular at Longridge Gallery.

We have many very talented customers who rely on our stretching and framing service. We stretch these fine pieces of craft using only acid free cotton to sew each work to an acid free lined board. We never use glue, staples or tape, thereby ensuring the longevity of the work. The work will never become distorted or degraded as a result of these inferior materials changing over time. Only when we are happy that the work is secure can the framing process begin. Our attention to detail matches that of the creators of the needlework.

Football Shirts & Sports Memorabilia

Framing football shirts is our speciality and our expert framers can create something that will display your items perfectly. Whether it’s for your home or your corporate venue we’ll work with you to create exactly what you want, giving your walls character and something to catch the eye of your guests.

With a choice of different frame styles, mounts and glass available, we’ll have something to suit your requirements no matter whether it’s one shirt, shirt and shorts combinations, or a Formula 1 driver’s suit.

Canvasses & Canvas Stretching

With the increasing popularity of paintings and prints on canvas we have developed a range of framing options to suit all styles. These include:

  • Stretching and framing your painted or printed canvasses.
  • Stretching your work to make box canvasses for display without a frame.
  • Framing your pre-stretched canvasses.

Our bespoke stretcher bars are cut to the precise size and we do not rely on pre-set, standard sizes.

Picture & Painting Restoration

Artwork restoration and cleaning is a difficult business and must be done by the experts to prevent the risk of the picture or painting being ruined forever. Our experts have carried out all kinds of restoration work since we were established in 1985. From gas cleaning to remove foxing to re-lining canvasses, our skills cover the full restoration spectrum.

We will always give a quote before our customers commit to any restoration and direct the work to the restorer best equipped to return a superb finish. We will always support our customers in deciding whether their work is beyond economic repair.

Picture Hanging

We appreciate that picture hanging can be a tricky business for some customers. We are happy to offer this service to ensure your work remains in the correct place. Our work is fully insured for your added peace of mind.

Dry Mounting

Longridge Gallery provides a professional dry mounting service for prints and photographs. Dry mounted prints, posters and photographs are popular for aesthetic reasons, although we do not recommend it as an archival process as it is not reversible. Dry mounting artwork means permanently sealing the piece to an aluminium or paper mount using a specialist tissue or film. Dry mounting is particularly successful in removing the effects of “cockling” when a piece of artwork has been exposed to either the effects of being tubed or changes in humidity. Our gallery is equipped with a hot-bed press to carry out this process to the highest possible standards.

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