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Brand New Moulding (with offer) & Special Price Mountboard

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Hot on the heels of the Coastal and Lacquered mouldings in our new Designer Range comes our Silver Rain selection.  These are flat, square cut mouldings finished in a subtle paint effect with ripples of silver breaking through: they provide a clean-cut stylish, contemporary look. 


SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER – save 15%, 1 week only: Silver Rain Moulding @ £7.62 per metre on orders (1m and 1.4 m lengths), from receipt of this Newsletter until 4.00 pm Friday 26th October.


Colours available are: dark grey / silver; white / silver; blue / silver.  View in the Designer Range mouldings


Vital Statistics

Width (mm): 37.5
Rebate Depth (mm): 13.5
Profile: Flat
Finish: Paint
Wood Type: Fir 


Mountboard Special Offer

Mount Board OfferWe have at last managed to source some discounted mount board in time for all those Christmas projects.  We are expecting a pallet of "slightly damaged" mount board to arrive within the next two days. Last time we sold out very quickly, so place your order today. Packs are made up of 20 sheets of 22"x 32" mount board.  They are slightly marked or have damaged corners BUT are ideal for a variety of uses such as; hinge backs, double mount inners, slip mats, spacers etc. The least damaged boards could even be used as window mounts. Details: Special Price Mountboard

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Picture Pins - New to DIYframing


Our latest “hardware” product: Brass Head, Hardened Steel Picture Pins.  Ideal for hanging up a stocking this Christmas. Never let it be said that only the big sales matter to DIYframing. 

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STAS Minirail - Complete Gallery System


The STAS gallery systems of all kinds have been selling incredibly well recently.  If you haven't already done so, have a look at our area given over to STAS: Gallery System.


And now there’s a new range: STAS Minirail. The patented STAS minirail system is the thinnest and most innovative picture hanging system in the world: an elegant white, metal rail that simply attaches to the wall.  At only 16 mm wide, it  blends in perfectly with your room's interior.  As with all STAS systems, the minirail is very easy to use: fitting by means of the specially developed STAS minirail clipscrews.


For an elegant, barely visible hanging system, the STAS minirail system is the ideal choice. 

Please note we are expecting a price increase on all STAS products (start of November), so buy now to beat the change!

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Master Class - Christmas Cracker!


Need a bit of inspiration this Christmas?  Why not join David Wilkie at DIYframing, November 3rd to have you brimming over with ideas for improving the presentation of your artwork? It could be just what you need to inspire you to create a unique and memorable gift this Christmas or to offer your customers something a little more inventive, when completing this year’s orders.


A few places remain so be sure to book now.  Of course this could simply be an early present to yourself. Find out more

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Geoff Baylis on Photography & Framing


Put simply, Geoff Baylis intends to move to Devon in the very near future, set up his photography and framing business and enjoy being his own boss. After 40 years of a daily, London commute, the thought of being able to work from home, choosing when to work on photography and framing is highly appealing. It gives the chance to balance the longer hours and order book demands with taking time off when it suits: the opportunity to be totally in control of that “work / life” balance. 


It’s his love of photography providing the driving force for his business: producing complete pictures, either to a style that he has created, or customised to a customer’s requirements. Hopefully as much as possible of his business will involve his own photographic work, but he is equally at home framing customer’s own artwork as well. He recently launched a website to showcase his work:  www.gbphotosandframing.co.uk 


Read the full article.

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New Training Date: Sports Shirts

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By popular demand, we have included an additional date for our Framing Sports Shirts course:

November 5th, High Wycombe, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. 


In these sessions we show you how to support and stage a garment, ensuring it is undamaged by any processes involved.  Just bring along a sports shirt (or similar): you will leave with it beautifully displayed in a double mount and frame. All of the skills and techniques practised also apply when framing many other forms of clothing. 

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Book Now for November BDW


Last call for our Business Development week. You can either sign up for the complete package or pick and mix from the 7 days on offer, depending on your needs at this time.  In the past these courses have launched many people into a new business.


Make sure you don’t miss out: book one of the few remaining places. 

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Important Notice


Please note: the mouldings below are being discontinued and lengths will be sold off, in store, at discount prices while stocks last. Any customers wishing to purchase 1 or 1.4 metre lengths, at a discount (to be sent by courier) need to contact us to check availability.



M8026BK to M8031BK


M1007DR to M1010DR 

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Glasgow Offer


If you are in Glasgow next week, 25th - 28th October, call in at the Hobbycrafts Show at the SECC.  As well as it being a great exhibition, we have  a couple offers running:


Spend over £150 get £15 mount board FREE.

Spend over £300 get £30 mount board FREE.


Come and say hello - we're on stand B14

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We will be at the

Hobbycrafts Show, SECC Glasgow: 25th - 28th October AND

Art Materials Live, NEC Birmingham: 8th - 11th November

For more details about venues, dates and booking information please click to view: 

CHICHESTER 20th & 21st October;
GLASGOW 27th & 28th October;
CARDIFF 10th & 11th November
YORK 8th & 9th December
Cambridge, 12th & 13th January 2013
Leicester, 26th & 27th January 2013


And REMEMBER you can book single workshops / days from any weekend.


For events at our main centre click: ALL COURSES (2013 dates now showing)

Reserve places NOW, to avoid disappointment.

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...


October 2012

What a busy time we are having!  With Master Classes, the Business Development Week and an extra Sports Shirt Framing day coming up, the High Wycombe training room is the busiest ever.  


Plus we have just completed two more, highly successful seminars for local photographers: if you fancy some of the same for your photography / art group read what's on offer.


We're also gearing up for visits to Hobbycraft Show in the Glasgow SECCArt Materials live at the NEC Birmingham: perhaps we'll see you at one of these?


At the same time we have some exciting new items to tell you about: mouldings (SILVER RAIN); brand new STAS Minirail gallery system; Brass Headed, Hardened Steel Picture Pins - the little things matter!


Hope you will find plenty to interest you at DIYframing this Autumn.


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