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After The Show


We are back after the Photography Show 2015: it was really good to meet so many new people whilst also catching up with so many loyal supporters.  Some of you have been customers with DIYframing since the start, now 12 years ago! 


The mount cutting workshops at the show were, again, really well received, and will hopefully lead to some of you taking it on even further (have a look at the course information in this newsletter).  For those of you who had been looking for a guiding hand preparing work to be presented at competition, exhibition and for Royal Photographic Society accreditation at various levels, we wish you every success with that.


Where an email address was provided, we have contacted everyone who visited our stand, bought product and asked for further information, as well as those who attended our workshops and also requested more information.  It was a very long list and, because we included attachments with most emails, do check to see that the correspondence hasn’t ended up in a spam file.  If you haven't heard from us, or need further information, please do get in touch - we are here to help! (info@diyframing.com)


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Useful Information


If you attended one of the Photography Show workshop sessions, visited the show or just want an insight into our areas of focus for the show, then visit our information page: Resource Bank for the Photography Show 2015. If you find you can’t access any of that information, do bear in mind you must be a registered member (FREE but not the same as newsletter subscription) of DIYframing to download our various support materials.

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Special Offers This Month


Lucky Dip mixed pack of 10 sheets of Britannia Mountboard for just £28.00 (inc VAT) 

Packs will contain:

5 x shades of white / cream (815 mm x 600 mm); and

5 x mixed colours (815 mm x 600 mm)


All mountboards are white core boards from our Britannia Range and in best quality condition.  Ideal for use as window mounts or for making good-quality undermounts. MORE >>

A1 Self-Healing Cutting Mats


As these proved so popular at The Photography Show we decided to maintain a cut-back price for a while longer.  The ideal surface for trimming images / prints and a clean surface for preparing and assembling mounts and frames ready for hanging.

Offer price is just £20.00 (inc VAT) MORE >>



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NEW STAS Zipper, Pro Security Hook


We now have a new accessory from STAS Hanging Systems in stock. The STAS Zipper Pro Security Hook is equipped with an extra theft-delaying bracket. As a result, paintings and other artworks cannot be taken off the wall in one move.  Moreover, the bracket protects decorations from falling caused by knocks or tremors.  All of this makes these hooks ideal for use in public or busy spaces.


STAS Zipper Pro on perlon cord carries loads up to 33 lbs and, on regular steel cable, manages loads up to 44 lbs


For purchase details click: Pro Security Hook


Please note, as with most STAS products, they can be viewed and purchased from both www.diyframing.com and www.hangingsystems.com

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REMINDER: Pre-Sized Sheet Materials Available In Stock


A timely reminder for those of you needing to work to those pre-set sizes for photography / artwork, we do have a number of products aimed squarely at you. 

Our range is set at 500 mm x 400 mm. 



All items in the pre-sized range are available in packs of 10:


  • Polypropelene display bags
  • Grey backing board
  • Extra-tac self-adhesive board
  • Britannia whitecore mount board
  • Arqadia whitecore mount board
  • Arqadia blackcore mount board.


For prices and further details visit Pre-Sized Sheet Materials on our DIYframing.com website.

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Training Dates Heads-Up


As well as our usual Dates section in each newsletter, some people like to plan ahead and have a “hard copy” of venues and types of courses coming up.  To that end you will be able to pick up a PDF of the latest dates list in our Information Sheets section of our Library & Resources section of the website. There you will find access to planning sheets, training kit lists and a whole raft of other little treasures.


For a quick link to the most recent courses update, click Current Training List.



Special Treats Coming Up

If you are looking to take your skills a bit further have a look at these workshops we are running shortly (date for details):


Stretching & Framing Canvas Based Artwork:


Framing Sports Jerseys


Adding Decorative Finishes to Frames


… and it’s never too early to book in our next Business Development Week (14th – 20th November) or cherry pick the practical days:

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Patchings Festival 2015

Patchings 2015

Come and visit DIYframing at the 2015 Patchings Festival near Nottingham.

Set in marquees in the attractive grounds of Patchings Art Centre, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, this festival offers a rare opportunity to see exquisite pieces of art and craft being created from a wide range of raw material such as clay, stone, metal, wood, precious stones, glass, leather, textile and two dimensional media. 


There will be more than 150 exhibitors, demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their work. 

Follow this link to visit the official Patchings Festival, 2015 website


Opening Times 

Thursday 4th June – Sunday 7th June: 10.00 - 17.00 

Follow this link a free to download official Festival Leaflet (PDF) 



Leave the M1 at junction 27 and follow A608, through LINBY, to A60. Turn right towards NOTTINGHAM. At large roundabout turn left on to A614. Take 2nd right (B6386) following signs to PATCHINGS FARM ART CENTRE (NG14 6NU)

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Some beautiful places to visit this spring / summer 


HEREFORD - 2nd & 3rd May

YORK - 16th & 17th May

TELFORD- 30th & 31st May

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE - 13th & 14th June

NORWICH -  27th & 28th June

MANCHESTER- 4th & 5th July

BRIGHTON -  8th & 9th August

DERBY- 22nd & 23rd August

BRISTOL - 29th & 30th August


For hard copy of all courses click: Training List. To view details of events at our main centre (High Wycombe) click: ALL COURSES.     Reserve places NOW, to avoid disappointment

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...


May 2015

The sun is out, the outlook bright; what more could you possibly need?  A newsletter from DIYframing of course!  After the build up to, and excitement of The Photography Show at the NEC, the usual rhythm of the store, warehouse and training days is back in place.  We have tried to follow up contact with all those from the show, who asked us to do so: if we’ve missed you then please do get in touch.


This newsletter is really offering you opportunities to progress with your framing. If you just made a start at the Photography Show or for those involved in other art media, we are hoping to remind you of how our website can help, what training workshops are coming up and some easy links to support materials, which most of you will find of practical use.


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