We see a lot of 70’s stitchery come in for framing. As a stitcher in the 70’s, I know it well and love it! The color palette of the stitching is usually bright, clear and cheerful but in most cases it has been poorly framed. Here is a recent project framed for Mary of Horsham. Mary was delighted and will hang it in her dining room.
We are delighted to announce that Whispering Woods Gallery won first place in the Textiles category at the Design Star Competition hosted by Larson Juhl on January 26, 2015. This competition gave framers the opportunity to showcase their design skills. Framers entered by submitting digital photos of their entries in seven categories: Objects, Mirrors, Textiles, Documents, Art on Canvas, Art on Paper and Photography.
It was an exciting night at the West Coast Art and Frame Show in Las Vegas and hundreds from the international framing community were in attendance. The event was emceed by Greg Perkins CPF, Marketing Manager for Larson Juhl and author of “Great Frame Design.” Awards were given by Drew Van Pelt, CEO at Larson Juhl. There were close to 900 entries internationally.
The winning framed textile piece by Whispering Woods Gallery was a blackwork stitchery stitched by Susan Gittlen MCPF and framed in Larson Juhl’s Marais line of moulding. The piece was so popular at the shop that several customers stitched their own versions from the pattern. It is on display at the shop.
In 2014, Susan Gittlen of Whispering Woods Gallery captured two third place awards in the Photography and Documents categories. She was also a judge in the Mirrors category for 2015. A framed design specially designed by Susan for the event was displayed.
Whispering Woods Gallery is located in Holland, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Whispering Woods Gallery is a family owned and operated custom frame shop established in 1986 winning numerous framing design awards and employing the only Master Certified Picture Framer in the Philadelphia area.