Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

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Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by Lis » Wed 19 Feb, 2020 9:46 am

Hello framers!

I thought I’d introduce myself – another newbie looking for answers from for you friendly and helpful folk.

I’m setting up my own workshop and realise there is SO much to learn about framing (which is how I came across the forum in the first place - endlessly googling answers to the myriad of questions that pop up).
I worked in picture framing workshops for a couple of years when I was in my early twenties, but mostly on the mount cutting and assembly side of things and that was a little while ago now (ahem). The lovely framer who initially took me on, inspired me with his knowledge and enthusiasm for all things framing, restoration and gilding and it basically changed my life trajectory to a much more creative one. (Thank you, Doug of Salisbury!)

I’ve done a fair amount of furniture-making and some restoration training since the early days (plus worked making graphics and props for film and tv for a fair while), so I thought I had a good grounding to come back to the trade that I was inspired by. But… I’m a bit wide eyed about all the stuff I don’t quite know the answer to yet. (Plus a bit impatient to know it all - having to remind myself that tiny steps is OK.)

Pricing is definitely a big worry right now. That and the dodgy kit I bought as a job lot. (Oh dear! Lesson learned. :Slap: Now shopping for a new underpinner after wasting far too much time trying to get the one that was “in good working order” to make a neat job without scaring the living daylights out of me!! Spring snapped and now a hammer that occasionally fires like it's possessed by Thor. Plus it's been obsolete for nearly 15 years...) On that note, what do people think about the Cassese CS199? - there are a couple of reconditioned options available out there… and a CS20, but I don't know the price of that one yet :D

Thanks for reading and I look forward to learning from you all!

Lis

P.S. If any Yorkshire framers are up for a chat or a visit, I’d be delighted!
Also, interested to know if there are plenty of lady framers out there – please say hello.

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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by Justintime » Wed 19 Feb, 2020 11:34 am

Hi Lis
Welcome to the group!
I have been looking at the cs199 and 299 lately, although sadly my equipment budget now appears to be zero this year, so I'm sticking with my trusty CS88 for the time being.
I can recommend Estlite pricing software. I haven't looked back, once it was set up right. There's nothing much out there any cheaper (except Wessex Pricing software) and certainly much more expensive options.
For second hand underpinners try Jamie Griffiths at TGS Repairs. I know they have some Cassese in stock at the moment.
If you're on Instagram, have a look @girlframer, nice work and she's very sociable.
Good luck
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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by prospero » Wed 19 Feb, 2020 12:28 pm

Hi Lis and welcome to the Forum. :D :ninja: :ninja: :ninja:
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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by Lis » Wed 19 Feb, 2020 10:45 pm

Hello Prospero and hello Justin!

Thanks for the information you included, Justin - very helpful! I'll look up the pricing software you suggested as it's great to have one recommended, rather than just go on the website blurb (I've only got a mac computer and the ones I'd had a quick look at used Windows - which would mean ANOTHER bit of kit to buy. Doh!). I've also now had a quick trip to your Instagram - great workshop & lovely stuff!! @girlframer is singing loud for the lady framers on social media...

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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by Not your average framer » Thu 20 Feb, 2020 1:39 pm

Hi liz and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by poliopete » Fri 21 Feb, 2020 10:22 am

Hello Liz :D welcome to the FF

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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by Tudor Rose » Fri 21 Feb, 2020 11:23 am

Hi Lis

Welcome to the forum :D

Lots of us lady framers around. If you're on Facebook have a look at the Women of Picture Framing group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1220176218059387/
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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by Steve N » Sat 22 Feb, 2020 10:36 am

Welcome to the Forum from me and Nuala the greyhound !
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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by prospero » Sat 22 Feb, 2020 10:54 am

That's an interesting FB group. :D

I can't help but think how ladies would react to a group for male picture framers only. :x :shock: :o :lol:
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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by cleaver » Tue 25 Feb, 2020 11:49 am

Indeed, Peter :clap: . I'm very grateful that John didn't make this forum 'Northern Irish only'.
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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by Rainbow » Tue 25 Feb, 2020 3:15 pm

Hello Lis, and welcome. Look forward to hearing your questions as I'm sure I'll learn something from them as well :)

I'm a female framer too, but I must admit I'm not keen on either women-only or men-only groups, let's all intermix :D

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Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Post by Steve N » Tue 25 Feb, 2020 8:54 pm

The only FB framers group I would join would be the 'Framers with dogs' :lol:
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