SBQ: Framing and glass

This week’s SBQ:

When you get a project professionally framed do you get glass inserted into the frame? Why or why not?

I’ve posted some notes from an attempt to save one piece that was not framed with glass. I was a teen, in high school, and didn’t see a need for glass at the time.

My father smokes, and that piece isn’t ever going to really come clean after 25 years of hanging in his den. I was surprised that I managed as well as I did.

So now, yes, I get glass every time. While I don’t smoke and won’t (can’t, even if I wanted to, due to allergies and asthma) live with anyone who does, I find it important to protect the pieces. You can’t always predict where one will end up, and after I’ve put so much love into something, it’s worth a few more dollars to add the glass.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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3 thoughts on “SBQ: Framing and glass

  1. Oh wow… that picture really says it all, doesn’t it? I use glass, but even so, I’ve had some pieces discolored due to using self-adhesive mounting boards. Sometimes we have to learn these things the hard way. 🙁

  2. I used to have it lamenated on a nice burled wood plaque but now I just get it with a glass insert.

    That’s my 2 cents.

  3. I have pieces laced for mounting, now. I’d like to learn how to do it, but that’s the real moneymaker for my favorite needlework shop. I can’t begrudge her that for the many hours of enjoyment I have thanks to her shop (and good times spent in her shop).

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