Our Top Quirky Picks

Our Top Quirky Picks

We have the pleasure of working on fantastic, unique pieces everyday at Apple Frames. From the retro to the modern, the weird to the wonderful, the little to the (very) large. We pride ourselves on breaking the mould of the traditional high street framers by bringing a fresh and modern approach to every piece we work on, have a look at these…

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Quirky Finds

Canvas Stretching and Framing The Duke

It was an absolute pleasure and simply a joy to build and stretch a custom canvas frame, never mind finishing it off with a very classy frame moulding for this stunning David Bowie The Duke’ Canvas by the legendary Italian Digital artist Slasky. To produce this framing project, we used premium canvas stretcher bars adding cross braces as a result, creating additional strength to the canvas frame.


 Meet the Team: Paul on Canvas Stretching

What most people don’t know, one of our framers Paul has decades of experience stretching canvas of all types new and old and has been known to use his drum-skin tuning techniques to balance out the stretch equally around the frame, this he says is important to get an consistency across the canvas to avoid loose areas that distort the image.

But here’s the thing, Canvas material in it’s many forms is designed to expand and contract depending on humidity levels the artwork is subjected to, too much slack on the canvas can lead to sagging like a sack of old spuds!

One way to remedy this on an existing canvas  (if it hasn’t been treated on the reverse) is too gently rub water where the crease marks reside and allow it to soak in, though this most be done gradually with caution as excessive amounts can shrink the canvas and make it crack or much worse, which doesn’t bare thinking about. If unsure the best bring it into us to make an informed decision on how to correct.

Need an on-site installation for your project? Our team of professionals are experts in fine art installation and international shipping logistics. We are experienced in creating the best custom-fitted art crates to protect valuable works for worldwide travel, and have worked with countless galleries, independent artists, art collectors, museums and institutions with verified 5 star results and reviews.

There are many reasons why we enjoy working with fine art and conservation producing the best custom picture framing and canvas stretching in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire combined. One of the most rewarding parts is having the opportunity to consult in detail with our clients to create the most amazingly beautiful designs complementing each individual artwork.

We take pride in protecting and preserving every artwork piece we frame, extending the artwork’s journey for generations beyond while creating innovative, modern classic custom designs that will harmonise with your interior design.

All of our artisan conservation picture framing techniques are executed with the utmost care and attention by our dedicated team of expert picture framers with the greatest respect for your artwork and make sure everything we do is fully reversible no matter what, if should you wish to change the design in the future your artwork will always be protected.

Need to consult with us? Come take a visit to our showroom in Daventry and compare framing options with our designers who are happy to provide recommendations for the best archival methods and discuss which bespoke framing solutions will complement your piece best.

Launched in 2012 our family based business was born from a local village in Northamptonshire providing a bespoke framing service for the local community and surrounding areas. Our ethos: to serve outstanding customer service support based on consultation, simplicity & quality, these principles still guide our business today.

We provide a bespoke framing service for The Home, Office, Galleries, Exhibitions and Private Art Collectors. We have an exclusive range of gallery mouldings and specialty mounts alongside a selection of U.V reflection control glass products. If your in a hurry for your order we can normally turn it round while you wait (stock Permitting). Usual time is 7 days, Rush orders 3 days! Upload your photos and design customised picture frames and mounts. All of our photo frames are hand crafted to the highest standard in the United Kingdom and delivered directly to you! With over 30 years of experience, our ethos is to serve outstanding customer service with simplicity and quality.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. To see our range in person, visit us at Unit 8 Alvis Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 8PG. Our friendly and experienced staff will talk you through all of our different products and options. We will be sure to help you find a frame that will fit you and your interiors perfectly. Alternatively, if you can’t make it to us but would like to talk to a member of our team, you can call us on 01327 878410.