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Open Day Basics

Date:   Saturday 20th September (change to date published earlier on site)

Open: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Venue: All About Framing (DIYframing) store, Crusader Industrial Estate, Stirling Road, Off Halifax Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3ST

Directions: How to find us


There will be:

Sales showroom –  see all materials & equipment;

Bargains and clearance sales – some discounted prices and reductions;

Seminars – demonstrations of creative ideas and technical skills: free;

Special offer mouldings – packs of smaller lengths of mouldings remaining from gallery and special purchase mouldings;

Demonstrations of equipment – find out about a wide range of kit;

Solutions to framing problems – discuss your framing issues with our Lead Trainer, Richard, before, between and after the seminars


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Free Seminars

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Please remember that while the sessions are FREE, you do need to reserve your place as there is a limited capacity for each session: contact info@diyframing marking the subject Seminar Bookings.

Seats will be issued on a first come first booked basis: make sure you contact us soon as places go quickly.


Colour Bands in MountsDoubling Up: 10.30 am – 11.30 pm

Ideas about adding different areas of colour in a mount and creating sculpted lines.  All demonstrations will be carried out using simple kit.

  • Create double mounts in multi  - aperture arrangements
  • Add colour bands across your mount
  • Create different colour inner layers  in a multi aperture  double mount
  • Cut V grooves using a simple mount cutting system
  • Use embossing tools on a mount

Formal Framing: 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm 

Based on ideas used in slightly more formal framing, we will look at the key techniques used.

  • Draw in colour lines and colour washlines
  • Make a slip mount
  • Explore styles of fillets (and similar) and how they are made / fitted
  • Create mitred corners on mounts using marbled tapes etc
  • Thoughts around many cornered frames
To keep a reminder close at hand, download & print: Our Open Day Flyer



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Essential Reminders


Some essential reminders of new ideas & information first outlined this summer.

New Additions Mount Board Range:
 Arqadia has introduced some new styles to  their mount board range: new addition conservation board and layered board MORE



Learn More With DIYframing: a few places remain on our successful range of "Development Level" framing workshops.  Find out how you can increase your range of framing skills and techniques. MORE


Hiring Workspace @ DIYframing: find out how you can rent a workstation in our training room to practise the practical ideas you have acquired on our training days. MORE

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Dates: now up to end of 2015


Art & Photography Framing Weekends coming up in the final quarter of 2014: 

CAMBRIDGE - 20th & 21st September

MANCHESTER -  4th & 5th October

CHICHESTER - 11th & 12th October

TUNBRIDGE WELLS - 25th & 26th October

BRISTOL -  8th & 9th November

LONDON (TBA) -  8th & 9th November

YORK -  13th & 14th December


For events at our main centre click: ALL COURSES: now listing for the whole of 2015

Reserve places NOW, to avoid disappointment

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...


Open Day: Seminars, Final Update

We are delighted to say that, with the help of some great ideas from you, we can now flesh out the details for the Open Day Seminars and remind you of what’s on offer.


As we have not issued the usual style newsletter since August, there are also some reminders of training events coming up and links to information from the last issue (we have had a significant number of new subscribers since then).


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