Shouldn’t that be on the floor?

‘Looks like this has been a good month for stacked frames. We wanted to share another impressive job that our Shrewsbury staff put together. It’s a Roma frame in the center with the same Big Picture Collection frame on either side. In a case like this big rug, the stacked design not only enhances the look, but it helps to make the whole package sturdy enough to support it. Plexiglass was used for safety reasons. The rug was sewn onto a fabric suede mat – that’s the reddish color directly behind the rug. You’ll notice how the rug isn’t quite even all the way ’round – that’s common when an item has been created, even partially, by hand. The chances of all four edges of that rug being square with the four straight edges of the mat are slim to none. In the end, it becomes part of the piece’s character – it’s the nature of a one-of-kind, custom item. A second mat, a black fabric suede, was used around it to help keep the plexi up off the rug. Even tho’ these mats come in the oversize 40″X60″, two of each had to be spliced together!

That’s definitely a rug ya don’t wanna wipe your feet on. Way to go, Shrewsbury!!

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  • Dave  On April 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Was your customer OK with that?

    Yea, it is out of square, but being a textile it could have been blocked to get it square before attaching it to the backing.

    • hangwithbigpictureframing  On April 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Dave, thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes, she loved the results. We feel it’s always our responsibility to protect the customer’s art and preserve it as it came to us. Part of our commitment is to “do no harm”, by which we mean using the least invasive mounting method to achieve the look the customer wants.

  • Katy  On April 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I love that stack!

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