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Exciting Additions to Our Moulding Range


We can now release some really exciting news about our mouldings: not only is our current range cheaper, we will be extending it to include over 120 more profiles / styles.


For the first time since we started trading 10 years ago, we have decided to expand, significantly, our range of picture framing mouldings.  As before, each one has been selected with DIYframing customers in mind, taking account of the framing kit we stock and the type of framing being asked for at the Sunflower Gallery Outlets.  The end result is an exciting range of styles and finishes that reflect current tastes, still cater for the design classics and suit any type of workshop. Our new storage racks are in place and deliveries awaited.


New Moulding StorageTo see the complete range of choice to be offered, have a look at the PDF pages (right column) of the DIYframing Mouldings Store page or pick the downloadable catalogue page featured on specific moulding style pages. As stock arrives it will then become “visible” in the View Moulding section and in drop down lists.


And, because we are now buying more, we have attracted more competitive pricing from our suppliers.  This means we have been able to pass that on to you, by reducing the prices on our existing range.

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Short Length Moulding Packs Are Back


Still on the theme of mouldings, we have re-started our Short Length special offer packs. You can buy 10 bundles of “end length” mouldings for just £30 (inc vat).  Each bundle will have 4 varying lengths (enough to build a frame) of moulding from our own current stock and some from gallery offcuts.  It’s a great way to experiment with different styles and possibly work with moulding you wouldn’t have seen before.  We are told there have been quite a few “happy accidents”.  You can find this offer in our Bargain Basement – Short Length Packs.

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New Dates - Masterclass Weekend in October


Why not take your mount cutting to the highest level?  David Wilkie (GCF) will be sharing his expertise and exceptional repertoire of practical skills during our Mount Cutting Master Class weekend: 12th & 13th October 2013. (click for course detail)


Don’t be put off by the Master Class title: David has the knack of putting across ideas clearly and in ways that you know you can replicate. The real impact is that he shows you what a wide variety of styles and designs you can create just by using basic skills in imaginative ways.


The weekend follows a slightly different theme each day

12th October - Mounting Passions: create amazing designs with your mount cutting and use colours to create stunning effects. 


13th October - Finest Cuts:  add depth and a sculpted look to your framing by using a range of mount cutting techniques.


Exclusive price for the two days: only £300 + VAT

To book single days, contact DIYframing for details


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Business Development Week - Book Now


If you want to extend or develop a business around picture framing, the easiest way to find out more is by talking to people who have made it work for them. Our Business Development Weeks are a unique product, both in terms of their content and the many ways you can access them. You don't even need to be thinking about business; you might just need to know how a more specific area of framing works.


In short, the Business Development Week is a series of training days which you can access in whatever way you choose:


The full week, 16th - 22nd November, takes you from knowing nothing about framing to being able to start planning your own business and have the practical skills to undertake a wide range of framing projects.


- If you have already completed the 2 Basics modules, book the remaining 5 days;


- If you just need the business ideas, book either / both of the two business days


- If you need some particular framing skills, book any or all of the 3 practical days


Find out more about any or all of the options, visit BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WEEK

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Congratulations to Graham Heron


Artist Graham Heron’s work has been selected for the Draw 13 exhibition, which is the Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA).  The SGFA is the only national art society dedicated exclusively to drawing. This year’s exhibition attracted submissions from artists across the UK and Europe.  Only 219 works of art by both members and non-members made the final selection.


Everyone at DIYframing is especially delighted for Graham’s outstanding achievement.  Not only is he an artist local to our High Wycombe store, he has trained with us on our Art & Photography Framing Weekend courses and is a regular customer at DIYframing.


If you would like to visit The Draw 13 Exhibition, details are:

DRAW 13 Exhibition, 30th September – 12th October 2013, Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU 


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Job Vacancy @ April Prints


DIYframing is pleased to inform you of a great job opportunity with April Prints. Below is a brief outline of the position with a link to the full job specification.


General Production Role Vacancy with Frame making / canvas stretching skills.

Innovative wall art company Illuminated Canvas have a vacancy for a hard working General Production Assistant. The role will include being an integral part of the whole process of making an Illuminated Canvas. Pay is negotiable but hours will need to be a minimum of 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. 


The role is based in Great Milton, OX44 so own transport is essential and the contract is for 6 months initially. READ FULL ADVERT


For all inquiries / replies contact: jez@aprilprints.co.uk


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Dates (all 2014 now listed)


We have now published all dates for 2014 training around the UK: visit our COURSES page to see the new calendar.  We have also added several new venues: Bristol, Hereford, Telford, Ipswich, Canterbury, Christchurch, Tunbridge Wells and London.  Some venues are still to be confirmed.


Art & Photography Framing Weekends coming up in the next quarter of 2013 / 2014:

Manchester, 28th & 29th September
Chichester, 5th & 6th October
Maidstone 26th & 27th October
Bristol 9th & 10th November 
York, 14th & 15th December
Leicester, 11th & 12th January 2014
Cambridge, 25th & 26th January 2014

For events at our main centre click: ALL COURSES 

Reserve places NOW, to avoid disappointment.

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...


September 2013

This has been an exceptionally busy summer for us at High Wycombe.  As well as the usual hubbub of store / on line sales and running several training weekends, the High Wycombe base has also been geared up to include the framing workshop supplying all of the Sunflower Gallery outlets. 


This has provided the catalyst for reviewing and improving our moulding range.  With over 120 new designs eventually joining the stock we regularly carry, it has almost doubled the choice we can offer.  It has also meant that we can buy-in more competitively and, therefore, pass on those cheaper rates to our customers.


We hope you enjoy finding out about this and other opportunities coming up with DIYframing 


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