Saffron Walden Arts Trust caught up with Essex Framing Services…

Tell us how you got started?

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What seems to be a long time ago, back in 1990, Essex Framing Services was formed in a single garage in Sewards End, near Saffron Walden, with only one member of staff working six, sometimes seven days a week, the business grew from strength to strength and soon gained a reputation for quality picture framing at an affordable price. It then started to expand and moved into a purpose built unit in Saffron Walden, after three moves in the town it settled into its Shire hill premises for over eight years, gaining a large and varied customer base.

And we hear you have moved?

In mid-2012 we came across new premises which came out of the blue and so have recently moved from Saffron Walden to our new abode in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, a wonderful old school house which fits beautifully with our trade. We have opened a new workshop, shop and gallery. Thankfully our customers who we have gained over the years have followed and supported us by making the short trip to Whittlesford. We still offer the same quality picture framing service that we have always have, and also a new shop area with gifts, handmade items from local craftsman and items from local artists.

What can visitors see at your new gallery?

The new gallery area exhibits work from artists of all different areas in the art world, from watercolours to mixed media and oils to textiles. If you are an artist with years of experience or one who has just picked up a brush for the first time, we would like to offer you the opportunity to display your work from just £1 per week per picture with no commission charged! Or maybe you are a craftsman whose work can also be displayed. Maybe you need an item mounted and framed? We offer over a five hundred mouldings to choose from and endless mount colours. Double, circular and oval mounts are available. Box frames, needlework and tapestries along with oil paintings stretched and framed. To be honest the list is endless, if you have an item you wish to be framed then Essex Framing Services is the place to visit.

For more information, details of where we are based and our opening hours just visit www.essexframing.com. We look forward to meeting you, and providing a service second to none.

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