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05-03-2019 05:54 AM
It won't be a problem. Mine was also silk and thin. Mine is permanently mounted, because I wasn't going to wear it either. I had to do a double frame, because the frame had to be a certain width to support the size of the glass. I believe it was 34", although the exact size was custom too.
05-03-2019 09:47 AM
I love your scarf @Kachina624 .
I know a person who worked at an art-framing shop. We we personal friends so I got to learn a few things about framing in general. One thing that you might want to consider if you do decide to frame your scarf, is to choose a non-glare glass in your piece. I'm pretty sure you know about this kind of glass. I have several lithos framed with it and it makes such a difference.
05-03-2019 11:23 AM
I retired several years ago after having my own frame shop for 43 years. I agree that a custom framer is the way to go on something that is important to you.
A lot goes into framing a scarf or fabric that you don't see.
The fabric should not touch the glass, so depending on the look you desire, matting can be used, or spacers that lift the glass.
I would not recommend non-glare glass on any art piece since it needs to be right next to the art in order to achieve clarity. There are other glass options that have UV protection or "glare free clear glass.
The frame will need to be fairly heavy in order to support the weight of the glass, if the scarf is large. If less frame is your choice, look at a harder wood such as oak. Double framing is a nice look, but should not be necessary.
05-03-2019 02:45 PM
What a variety of pieces you must have seen in your work; I bet some amazing, some beautiful, and some ... interesting! People do frame all kinds of things, don’t they?
Just based on my own eye, I like free and clear glass much more than non-glare which makes things look ‘fuzzy’ to me.
If you don’t mind, would you share some of the most interesting / unusual things your clients brought in?
05-03-2019 05:18 PM
Loose except for the top, so one can really see what the item is. A deckle-edge block print, for example, would typically be floated so one can see the edges. The scarf is so lovely that I would think floating it with only the top attached would be wonderful. A good framer, ideally a textiles specialist, would be able to recommend the appropriate way to attach the top.
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