Hanging Canvas from Stretcher or Frame?

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Hanging Canvas from Stretcher or Frame?

Post by Foresty_Forest » Fri 29 Oct, 2021 11:51 am

Where is it best to hang a framed oil on canvas. String attached to the stretcher or to the frame?

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Re: Hanging Canvas from Stretcher or Frame?

Post by pramsay13 » Fri 29 Oct, 2021 12:14 pm

I don't think there is a definitive answer, it will depend on a few things and may well be either or.
Normally I hang it from the frame, as I don't always make the canvases so I'm not always sure how well made they will be.
Sometimes if it's a small frame on a deep canvas held on by offsets, I hang it from the canvas because otherwise the wire is digging into the back edge of the stretcher.

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Re: Hanging Canvas from Stretcher or Frame?

Post by [email protected] » Fri 29 Oct, 2021 1:55 pm

Personally, I always hang from the stretcher, as I figure that it would be better for the frame to fall from the artwork rather than the other way around (not that I'm planning on either :shock: )

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Re: Hanging Canvas from Stretcher or Frame?

Post by Justintime » Fri 29 Oct, 2021 6:04 pm

Always the frame here, why put extra strain on the strainers? The frame is joined and glued solid, the stretcher bars are designed to be able to be adjusted so not fixed.

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Re: Hanging Canvas from Stretcher or Frame?

Post by Not your average framer » Fri 29 Oct, 2021 9:53 pm

I usually hang from the frame as this just seems the more obvious thing to do.
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