Open Days Are Hot!

Picture the scene - blinding sunlight, a marquee, red kites wheeling and gliding in the summer sky and the gentle sound of friendly chat.  Yes, the DIYframing open days in August were a great sucess.  Each of the 4 seminars was packed out and many of you have now gone away with a real urge to start framing in new ways and, in many cases, to start earning money from something that you really enjoy doing. 

It also gave us the chance to highlight some of the support and advice on offer from DIYframing that is not always so easily available through other sites:

  • access to advice from professional framers
  • information about tools, equipment and materials
  • downloadable guidance from our handy hints sheets
  • a library of newsletters and articles featuring a whole range of framing issues
  • opportunities to follow a carefully thought through programme of training.

Many thanks to all of you who helped make this such a successful couple of days and there is no doubt that this will be a feature of our annual diary.  The big question is, can we book the same weather in advance?

If you missed the seminars, or they were too far away to attend, keep an eye open for the exhibitions and trade shows, where we often feature seminars and workshops.   The next major one will be:

Hobbycrafts at the NEC, Birmingham, Thursday November 9th - Sunday 12th 2006 

Here we will be running the seminar:
ADDING THE WOW FACTOR TO YOUR FRAMING: Framing can either perform a basic "packaging" function or it can make a statement.  At its best, top quality framing will add an extra dimension to the artwork it is showing.  In this session we illustrate some of the easy principles that will take your work to a new level.  If you want something to be noticed then hear what we have to say so that you turn out "framing with knobs on!"

In addition we will be running a series of workshops looking at styles of mount cutting and joining moulding to complete a frame.  For a complete programme and details, watch the news pages of this site.

Posted on: 4 Sep 2006@08:03:18, updated on: 4 Sep 2006@08:03:18.