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Last Call For Our Business Development Week


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This may be your last chance to book your place on our November Business Development Week.  The first two days are our Art & Photography Framing Weekend, 15th & 16th November.

 

After that, the sessions start to take your practical skills much further as well as developing your understanding of how a framing business can work (large or small).  And because all sessions are run by trainers who are owners of their own framing businesses at the heart of a successful framing warehouse and commercial workshop, you will just absorb the knowledge.


Follow the links and discover how far you can take your framing skills this year. (Full Article)

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Mitre Trimmer Measure System: New Information & Special Offer


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A massive source of frustration for many people has been how to assemble a mitre trimmer measure system and attach it to the Mitre Trimmer.  The instructions in the pack are not very clear (at all!). We have managed to sort out the best way to put it all together, ensuring that pieces line up, are level (where they need to be) and fit securely. 

 

The secret is to follow a specific set of sequenced steps:  these now feature on our latest Handy Hints Sheet 45 – Assembling a Mitre Trimmer Measure System.

NB if you can’t access this sheet directly check that you are registered to receive our FREE support material.

 

SPECIAL OFFER: 

In celebration of our latest Handy Hint Sheet you can buy a mitre trimmer and measure system for just £180. 

This only applies to orders placed before 9.00 am Monday 20th October 2014.

 

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Open Day - Post Script


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The Open Day was a great success and the seminars received their largest audience so far.  This time all of the themes illustrated in the two sessions were taken from ideas proposed by yourselves, with three customers winning gift vouchers for their range of ideas, which were explored and demonstrated in detail.

 

As so many of these addressed the “fiddly” issues that most of us come up against from time to time, and are not part of the usually described “main-stream elements of mount cutting & framing, they make particularly useful additions to the gradually growing library of free resources available to our customers.

 

For those of you unable to join us at the Open Day Seminars, there are links in the full article to elements of the sessions about which we already have materials and notes about what may become available in the longer term.

The themes we have covered are: 

  • Cutting double mounts with separate colour panels for different apertures 
  • Adding colour strips 
  • Adding v grooves 
  • The use of embossing tools 
  • Fillets & Slips  
  • Colour wash lines, fills and decorative tape strips with mitred corners 
  • Framing medals in frames.  

FULL ARTICLE - NB to access these materials you will need to be signed up as a member of DIYframing: a free process, open to all and with no future payment details etc required!
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New Products


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Security T-Screws: This is a hidden fixing system ensuring that framed pieces can hang securely and safely on the wall. Slotted plates fix to the back of the frame and T-screws are inserted into matching positions in the wall.? The T-Screw is turned with a T-screw spanner locking or releasing the T Screws in the plates.  MORE

 

Vinyl Gloves:  for those of you who have a reaction to latex (or just don’t like them) we no have vinyl gloves available in packs of 10 or 50. MORE

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Earn Yourself £10


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If you place a product order online, before start of trading (9.00 am) Monday 20th October, with a value of more than £100.00 (before vat & carriage costs are added), you will receive a £10.00 voucher, which can be redeemed against a future order within 3 months.

 

NB this offer does not apply to items with existing special offers or kit sales.

 

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Framer's Tip: Online Competition to win a Training Day


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Win a free, day's training (worth over £150) with DIYframing in High Wycombe.  We all have our own ways of doing things that work well, or we use a product or gadget, not usually associated with picture framing, which just seems to do the job perfectly.  Trawl through some of the ideas you have picked up through your framing and share them with us.

 

Send us your best Framer’s Tip at info@diyframing.com (subject Framer’s Tip): explain it in under 50 words and, if selected you could win a free framing day, chosen from the sessions available on our High Wycombe Business Development Week, running from 15th – 21st November. 


Entries are limited to 1 per person (no purchase required) and must arrive with DIYframing via email no later than 5.00 pm on Friday 31st October 2014.  Shortlist and final selection will be made prior to the winner being notified on Tuesday 4th November 2014.The prize is for the advertised course fee only: associated personal costs incurred through attending the chosen training day(travel, accommodation, subsistence) will have to be met by the winner.  This prize cannot be redeemed as cash or other goods and is not transferable to a third party.

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Quercki Designs: Using Framing In a Unique Product


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Recently, Stephen Bradley trained with us in High Wycombe.  He and his wife are starting up a new enterprise that really is quite unique.  They use cork material, which is laser cut to the design they require.  These are mounted on a background of silk and handmade paper, with a cork mount and stained frame.

 

Find out more about the Bradleys’ art & framing by visiting: www.quercki.com

 

Steve needed the core framing skills to make this work. He had this to say about the day he spent with us:


"I attended a one-day training programme on the basics of picture framing at DIY HQ in High Wycombe in August. The training was very well presented, with clear explanations and practical sessions on all the key basic elements. The trainer was excellent and I came away feeling confident in having ‘a go on my own’. The accompanying notes on the various stages in making a frame, presented to all participants on a CD, proved very helpful when I came to do my first frames on my own. I fully recommend the training and I will almost certainly be attending further more detailed sessions on elements of framing."

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Dates


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Art & Photography Framing Weekends coming up in the final quarter of 2014 and into 2015: 


BRISTOL -  8th & 9th November

LONDON (TBA) -  8th & 9th November

YORK -  13th & 14th December

CAMBRIDGE -  9th & 10th January 2015

LEICESTER - 24th & 25th January 2015

MANCHESTER - 7th & 8th February 2015

IPSWICH - 21st & 22nd February 2015

BRIGHTON -  14th & 15th March 2015

 

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...

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October 2014

If you are feeling a little despondent now that autumn weather has put an end to the constant sunshine, our newsletter is here to brighten your day. 

 

There are a couple of offers, competition to win a free training day, some new products and an example of somebody using framing to support a unique style of artwork. 

 

Then there is that important reminder that time and places are running out for booking place(s) on our Business Development Week, running at our High Wycombe base.  You can book the whole week or mix and match training days that suit your pocket / routines.

Duncan

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