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by Rainbow
Fri 18 Oct, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Felstead Studios, London!
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Hello from Felstead Studios, London!

Ooo I've just seen that you've got an "ology"!


If the significance of an "ology" is before your time, have a look at this classic clip: :D
by Rainbow
Thu 17 Oct, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Felstead Studios, London!
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Hello from Felstead Studios, London!

Yes, a very interesting read!

Glad you've decided to join :)
by Rainbow
Sat 12 Oct, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flaky board leaving bits
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Flaky board leaving bits

Thanks Mark. I should have been clearer and said that the artwork does have a backing, it's just the edges that the fibres are coming from (see attached drawing). I've looked up strawboard but I think the fibres are softer than strawboard - they're more fluffy and very soft. I'm dubious about sealin...
by Rainbow
Fri 11 Oct, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flaky board leaving bits
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Flaky board leaving bits

Yes, that's right, although I'm pretty sure not by the customer. It's quite an old piece of art, I think done by somebody in the family long ago. I think I'm going to have to seal it because even though I de-flaked it earlier, I can see little tufts have started springing out again. I've got some fr...
by Rainbow
Fri 11 Oct, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flaky board leaving bits
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Flaky board leaving bits

I recently did a job that was fine when I sent it out but it’s just been brought back to me with some bits floating around inside the glass. When I opened it up, I was horrified to see bits all over the reverse of the mountboard, so much that I had to vacuum it rather than just pick the bits off. Wh...
by Rainbow
Tue 01 Oct, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Telford
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Hello from Telford

Welcome to the forum, Adyc :)
by Rainbow
Tue 24 Sep, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Creases in a poster
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Creases in a poster

Very good advice, prospero!
by Rainbow
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from East Lothian
Replies: 29
Views: 2091

Re: Hello from East Lothian

Nice to see you on the forum, Matt. Can't offer any advice on hand finishing but all the best with it.
by Rainbow
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Creases in a poster
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Creases in a poster

Many thanks for that advice, Mark.

Pete, it's all tucked up in bed now for the next few days as Mark suggested. Fingers crossed!
by Rainbow
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Creases in a poster
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Creases in a poster

I've been given a poster to frame, which has got some creases in it. The customer can't explain how it's got creased, but I suspect it's been stored without protection and has got a bit knocked about. The creases aren't knife-edge, but they are noticeable. I've been asked to do what I can to remove/...
by Rainbow
Tue 10 Sep, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pearl or pearlescent moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Pearl or pearlescent moulding

I never cease to be impressed at what some people achieve!
by Rainbow
Mon 09 Sep, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pearl or pearlescent moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Pearl or pearlescent moulding

Wow, that looks stunning, Steve :clap:

I've looked at the MDP web site and there are some great vinyls there. I assume you apply it to bare wood mouldings but is it easy to apply? I can envisage getting air bubbles or creases in it.
by Rainbow
Mon 09 Sep, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foamboard for fabric framing
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Foamboard for fabric framing

Not your average framer wrote:
Sun 08 Sep, 2019 9:31 pm
...my normal way of stretching fabric on to foamboard is hold the fabric in place with dressmakers ball headed pins, while lacing the frabric in place, followed by removing the pins.
I do the same, but with T-pins.

Thanks for all the assurances that 3mm is fine, that will make life much easier.
by Rainbow
Sun 08 Sep, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: looking for this moulding or a deep pewter moulding
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: looking for this moulding or a deep pewter moulding

I've been checking my samples against the new list of Wessex mouldings, and B1814 is 7/8" wide with the 16mm rebate.

Frinton's M02302 would have been a good one but it looks from the new Wessex list that it's been discontinued.
by Rainbow
Sun 08 Sep, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foamboard for fabric framing
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Foamboard for fabric framing

I believe it's standard practice to use 5mm foamboard when lacing fabric. By the time you've added the mount and the undermount, it makes quite a thick sandwich. There's no room left for the backboard, which I always have to fix to the frame, instead of inside the frame, and sometimes it restricts t...
by Rainbow
Sat 07 Sep, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: looking for this moulding or a deep pewter moulding
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: looking for this moulding or a deep pewter moulding

B1541 from Wessex is a dark pewter. It's deep but only 5/8" wide.
by Rainbow
Fri 30 Aug, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Hello

"looks like I have much more to learn than I realised"

^ Rest assured you're not alone :D

Welcome to the forum, glad you've decided to join :clap:
by Rainbow
Sun 18 Aug, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Similar Topics - New forum feature
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Similar Topics - New forum feature

Excellent feature, thanks :clap:
by Rainbow
Sun 18 Aug, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: New Moderator

"there is no quote button in any of the last posts in any threads"

I've never noticed that before - you learn something new every day :D
by Rainbow
Sun 18 Aug, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: New Moderator

:clap: PS. I see your posts don't have the quote button so you can't be quoted - very astute of you :P PPS. It's really odd, some of your posts do have the quote button, some don't. There's a screenshot below, and only the report button is showing, no quote button. Screen Shot 2019-08-18 at 09.43.42...