Sports Shirt Framing
Here is our new video showing how we frame sports shirts.
We hand stitch the shirts to an acid free backing, using coloured cotton to disguise the stitches (we use black cotton in the video so that you can see what we are doing). We use a template cut out of board or foam board to stretch the shirt flat, and even add two smaller templates for the sleeves, if necessary.
The glass is held away from touching the glass by using spacers around the edge, and we pack out the face mount with strips of foam board to create the shadow effect.
All this means we have to use deep frames, though there is a huge choice available.
Anyway, have a look at the video (you can turn the sound off if it is annoying!), then pop in, call us, or email us if you have any questions. We may be able to give a rough estimate without seeing the shirt, but it would be best if you can pop in with the shirt of you want a firm quote as we need to know the size of the shirt, how you want it displayed, whether you want extra apertures for text, tickets, photo’s etc, and your choice of frame for this.
Are you thinking about framing a sports shirt or football shirt and need some advice?
We have been framing sports shirts for many years and have a wealth of experience.
We start by creating a shape or armature for the shirt based upon the size, shape and design of the shirt. This allows us to stretch the shirt over the armature and stitch it at the back, giving the shirt it’s framed shape and reducing any creasing.
This is then attached to a backing board so that the shape of the shirt is proud of the backing.
We always use deep frames which allow us to display the shirt without it touching the glass. Into the frame we pace the mount(s) cut to size with the aperture for the shirt and any extra apertures as necessary. These go against the glass and are at the front when viewed, with the shirt just behind and the backing board to the rear, giving a “shadow” effect as you look through the “Window” in the mount.
Here is our older video, with John Biggs