This week “In the Frame Shop”, Russell presents a video (below) on framing an antique doily. He details our approach to handling textiles for framing. Whether you are preserving an antique doily or framing a new decorative piece, the same techniques and considerations apply:

“Must Do’s” for framing delicate antique doily and other lace textiles:

  • This is a preservation project, so only use acid-free backing and materials.
  • Do not use adhesives that can discolor the fabric Instead, hand-sew the lace onto the background
  • Space the glass so that it does not touch the fabric
  • Use UV filtering glass to protect the piece from fading

For additional inspiration take a look at some other textile projects we have completed at the links below: