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rubyred25
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Hi everyone

Post by rubyred25 » Wed 01 May, 2019 11:04 am

hi everyone,

I’ve made a couple of posts already and would like to introduce myself.
I’m Debbie, I’m nearly 50 (yikes!) and suffer from anxiety which sometimes confines me to the house so I’m looking to set up as a mainly hand finished framer from home (with hubby’s help)
At the moment I’m green as grass (I was only introduced to framing 8 weeks ago by a local artist)
I’ve bought some secondhand equipment to start me off on my journey - morso f, cassese foot operated underpinner, keencut cutter etc and thanks to the help of a near retired framer and some good people whom I’d never met before who have helped me tremendously (big thankyou to Neil stout x)

I’m reading, watching, learning everyday - seem to have one step forward two steps back with the learning process

Justintime
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Re: Hi everyone

Post by Justintime » Wed 01 May, 2019 12:10 pm

Hi Debbie,
Sounds like you've made a good start!
If I can offer a few tips, there are some good (and not so good) videos on Youtube, I can recommend the Rinaldin series of videos, for framing techniques and also for Morso tips.
The Conservation Framing book by Annabelle Rushton has plenty of useful information in it.
I was advised that it would take around 4 months to get my head around it all, that was a good warning and a good marker point to look back and see how far you've come.
A supportive partner has made all of the difference too!
Good luck!

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prospero
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Re: Hi everyone

Post by prospero » Wed 01 May, 2019 2:54 pm

Welcome to the Dark Side. :roll: :lol:
Watch Out. There's A Humphrey About

poliopete
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Re: Hi everyone

Post by poliopete » Wed 01 May, 2019 6:48 pm

Hello Debbie :D welcome to the FF.

Peter

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Re: Hi everyone

Post by Not your average framer » Wed 01 May, 2019 7:46 pm

Hi Debbie and welcome. We are a pretty friendly lot, so don't feel shy. We all were beginners at one time, so we know what it's like. I hope that you will enjoy being part of the gang.

Best wishes,
Mark
Mark Lacey

“Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Experience treacherous. Judgement difficult.”
― Geoffrey Chaucer

rubyred25
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Re: Hi everyone

Post by rubyred25 » Wed 01 May, 2019 9:22 pm

Thankyou everyone for your kind messages, I’m just working my way thru all your past threads picking up helpful tips along the way :D

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Rainbow
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Re: Hi everyone

Post by Rainbow » Thu 02 May, 2019 9:43 am

Can't add to what everyone else has said, so I'll just say Welcome! :D

red
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Re: Hi everyone

Post by red » Mon 06 May, 2019 11:10 am

welcome Debbie

sounds a good idea, it will give you an interest for sure, anxiety can be
a crippling condition.I was 60 when I took up framing it took me a while
for the stuff ,materials etc to sink in to my grey matter, the good people
here are a minefield
of information if you get stuck on anything, good luck

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