Framing a Jennie Moncur Tapestry
British contemporary artist, Jennie Moncur, has chosen for the first time to present some of her woven tapestries as framed artworks for Decorex. In choosing a selection of work, she identified two tapestries that would complement her wall hangings when mounted and framed, titled Crossberry and Peaches and Cream. Moncur brought the works to the expert Design Consultants at John Jones for bespoke framing.
During a consultation with the client, John Jones’ Design Consultant chose to mount the tapestries onto 12oz un-primed cotton support stretchers. The tone and texture of the ivory cotton complimented the vivid palette and the woven nature of the artworks. Delicate hand sewing was required to achieve this design. The work was carried out by the textile conservation specialist at John Jones who has extensive experience in this field. The artworks were float mounted to create a modern, clean aesthetic. Spacer fillets, covered in the same un-primed cotton, were used to ensure that the UV protective glazing was held away from the surface of the tapestries. A simple square profile was chosen and the mouldings were run in Maple wood. This timber was selected because of its warm colour and beautiful grain which is visible through the translucent ivory wash finish.
The frames created for Moncur’s Crossberry and Peaches and Cream demonstrate the John Jones ethos that the fullest enjoyment of artwork depends upon the quality of the presentation and preservation.
Jennie Moncur’s tapestries pictured have been selected by the journalist Corinne Julius, as part of the Future Heritage presentation at Decorex 2014. Corinne Julius states “All the people I have selected make beautiful, interesting, intelligent pieces and push the boundaries of techniques and making. All have strong ideas underlying their work and are some of the best in their field worldwide.”
For more information on Jennie Moncur’s practice please visit her website: www.jenniemoncur.com
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