for December, 2017
Can you believe that 2017 is almost over? Neither can we! We also can’t believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! If you have yet to finish checking everything off your Christmas shopping list (don’t worry, we haven’t even started), make sure you stop by the store and to find the perfect gift for those special individuals in your life! We have great stocking stuffers thanks to Harmony on West (a local, all natural soap shop) – yes that is why our store smells AMAZING when you walk in! We have wonderful, impressionistic ceramic pieces handmade by the lovely Pat Paquin for the creative one on your Christmas list! For anyone on your list who loves cars, we have fine art automotive prints created by the incredibly talented Michael Irvine. We also have a wide selection of barrel pieces, each handcrafted from wine barrels, designed and constructed by our humble carpenter, Doug Klassen – planning on buying a few piece ourselves! But the list doesn’t end there – we have many other artworks and pieces available, so make sure to stop in before Christmas! And of course, being in the picture framing business, we have TONS of stock frames available, and guess what?! We still have a couple more deliveries from our suppliers before we close up for the holidays on December 23rd at noon! That means that if you have a family heirloom, hockey jersey, needlework, or canvas (the list could go on), you can still get it in time for Christmas! Let us help you check some items off your Christmas list!
All the best this holiday season!
Catherine (the bookkeeper)
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The hockey season may have just begun, but as hockey fans ourselves, showcasing our passion for the sport lasts all year long! Perhaps you’ve saved the tickets that brought you to a hockey game each year, or a jersey signed by your favourite hockey player, visit us for options on preserving these memories for years to come!
Framing hockey jerseys has always been a popular service here at Kennedy Picture Framing and we always seem to have a few on the go all year round.
When handling jerseys we pride ourselves on providing a technique that ensures both presentation and preservation. As each jersey is different in shape, size and dimension, a custom form must be made for each one using conservation artcare foamcore. We then pin the jersey to this form using stainless steel pins in order to ensure that the jersey is preserved for collectibility – as many of the jerseys we frame are signed by our hockey heroes themselves – others have much sentimental value. Either way, we ensure that each jersey is framed to be preserved, and that the technique we utilize is completely reversible. The custom form is then sewn to an archival matboard in the colour of your choice. We then build a box around the entire jersey to allow airspace between the jersey and the glass. The project is completed with glass and a frame, and then wired and ready to hang!
Little insider scoop, we are huge Toronto Blue Jays fans (go Jays go!), thus, we do not limit our jersey framing to just hockey! Maybe you have a Jay’s t-shirt, or a football jersey you would like to showcase in your home or office – feel free to stop on by and see what options are available for your sports memorabilia!
See you soon!
Catherine (the bookkeeper)