Protect and display textile art large and small with our professional tapestry framing.
Tapestries are designed to be hung up and displayed. But if you don’t have an attractive frame for your tapestry, you may not like the way it looks on your wall. This is particularly true of smaller tapestries that don’t cover the entire wall. However, larger tapestries can also be problematic as they may have an unfinished look if they are displayed without a frame.
We Know the Best Techniques for Tapestry Framing
Fortunately for you, expert tapestry framing is close at hand. Here at Allan Jeffries Framing, we understand all the best techniques for tapestry framing. For example, We hand stitch the tapestry thereby preserving its value, rather than fabric tape (double sided tape) – this tape has acids in it and can cause harm to the tapestry. This protects your tapestry from acids in the tape and also ensures the piece stays in place forever.
We offer several different types of mounts for use in framing tapestries. Options include:
Frame without Glass: While a frame is useful for highlighting a tapestry and elevating it to textile art, you may not want to use glass in the frame. Without glass, you retain more of the texture of the tapestry. The trick is, without glass, tapestries must be carefully stretched and mounted on a backing in order to prevent sagging.
Floating Mount: If your tapestry has a fringe or other decorative edging on it, a floating mount makes an excellent choice for your tapestry framing. A floating mount leaves the edges of the tapestry visible rather than covering them with the frame. You can choose to float your tapestry between two pieces of plexiglass or use a mat as the background for the frame.
Archival Framing: For antique rugs and tapestries, or for newer pieces you wish to preserve and protect, archival framing is a must. Our experienced frame artists can recommend the appropriate museum-quality materials including acid-free mats and boards and UV protected glass and plexiglass.
We Create Custom Frames
Since tapestries tend to come in unusual sizes, a key part of tapestry framing is designing and building a custom frame. Allan Jeffries Framing is well known as the premier custom framer in the LA area. We have over 3,000 frame moulding samples in our shops for you to consider when choosing your custom frames, and you can rest assured our frame artists will construct your frame with a meticulous eye for quality.
Come Visit Us to Learn More
If you would like more information about tapestry framing, or if you want to discuss a specific project, please contact us or visit one of our three frame shop locations today.