Framing of Chinese Silk Embroidery
Shipping Chinese Silk Embroidery without Framing
We are delighted to offer FREE shipping for silk embroidery paintings without framing.
To safeguard the delicate embroidery paintings during shipping, we have chosen not to ship them with framing. We recommend that our customers have their purchased embroidery artwork framed at a local framing shop. Prior to shipping, every hand embroidered silk painting has been stretched and mounted onto a fabric ready for framing. The mounted silk embroidery painting is rolled up and placed inside a specially crafted brocade box. This box is made with plywood and adorned with elegant brocade fabric, providing enough protection against any potential damage during transit. It is easy to have the mounted Chinese embroidery framed. Any framing shops can do this work as it is the same to frame a photograph or print.
Shipping Chinese Silk Embroidery with Framing
However, if you opt for the added convenience of purchasing a silk embroidery painting with framing directly from us, we can certainly accommodate your request. In this scenario we need to make a strong wood box to protect the framed Chinese silk embroidery during shipping. It's important to note that there will be additional costs associated with framing, manufacturing of the wooden box, packaging materials, and shipping for framed silk embroidery. Upon your confirmation of purchasing a framed silk embroidery, we will provide you with a detailed breakdown of these additional costs. We collaborate with a local framing shop which can offer you a range of framing options for you to choose.
Please note we still cannot guarantee that the framed silk embroidery will arrive without any damage even though we use a very strong wood box and thick foam boards to protect it. From our past experience, there were still a few cases that the glass was broken. This is the main reason why we recommend our customers choose shipping without framing.
Discover Three Inspiring Framing Styles for Your Chinese Silk Embroidery
Some of our warm-hearted customers have shared images of their framed silk embroidery paintings, offering valuable insights into various framing styles. We invite you to explore these photos in the media gallery below for inspiration on how to enhance the presentation of your own embroidery art. Below, we outline three popular framing styles based on the showcased examples:
1. Brocade Mat Elegance:
One prevalent style features the incorporation of a brocade mat around the silk embroidery. This mat is skillfully added during the process of stretching and mounting the embroidery onto a fabric.
If you find that the brocade mat complements your home decor or you simply appreciate its presence, you can opt to frame your silk embroidery directly with the mat left unchanged.
2. Custom Color Mat Coordination:
For those seeking a more personalized touch, consider using a new picture frame mat with a color that harmonizes better with your home interior.
In this scenario, you have the flexibility to select a color you fancy and have a mat crafted to match the dimensions of the existing brocade mat. This new mat seamlessly covers the original, enhancing the overall aesthetic.
3. Mat-Free Simplicity:
Alternatively, some customers prefer a sleek, mat-free framing style. Should this appeal to you, your local framing shop can cut the brocade mat before framing.
It's advisable to leave approximately 0.5 cm of the brocade mat untouched. This safeguarding margin protects the delicate edges of the hand embroidery work. Without this protective layer, there's a risk of the silk threads loosening over time.
Remember, the choice of framing style is a personal one, driven by your taste and the ambiance you wish to create. We recommend consulting with your local framing professional for expert advice tailored to your specific Chinese silk embroidery and desired presentation.