The weekend picture framing workshop was exhausting; seriously, from 8.30AM to 5PM or later, both days, but oh, so rewarding.
Ben went for complicated stuff: double mats and double frames and the like, while I went for simple but beautiful things.
Being in the company of so many people all day tired me, albeit lovely company. I hope a couple of the ladies will become fast friends.
There were in all around 16 students, framing old photos, new photos, paintings, and one Rosemary framed a miniature shirt her grandfather sewed in 1915 at the end of his pattern maker apprenticeship in Kaiapoi; I wished I had photographed that sublime piece.
Ben's already talking about the next time. I would like to strip and paint some moldings we have to suit my textiles and/or frame a mirror next time.
Tutor Lance Trolle teaches all over the Nelson/Tasman regions; he also mentioned Blenheim. For details, Google "Lance Trolle" or inquire directly.
I will show you one way to frame textiles in due course; it's how I framed my needlepoint piece (which sat in my sock drawer for about a decade) above.