How to Custom Frame a Silk Scarf

December 2020

Australian artist Gabrielle Penfold partners with iconic Australian accessories brand, Oroton, with a release of limited edition silk scarves and we share the process for conservation custom framing one of these beautiful pieces.

Inspired by the island of Pantelleria in Italy, contemporary artist Gabrielle Penfold created two paintings in beautiful colour tones for Oroton’s limited-edition range of Italian silk scarves for summer.

One of our customers purchased this silk in a soft pink, golden hue. We framed this piece in a beautiful natural oak that was a perfect complement to the colour palette. Watch our video below where our Creative Director Cath talks you through how we custom framed this silk scarf.

Each framed piece by FRAMING TO A T is constructed with a focus on conservation to protect and preserve your art. Our team have hand sewn the scarf to a conservation backing. We framed this piece set back from the glass, not only to raise the glass off the artwork, but by exaggerating the recessed look with a timber spacer we create quite a cool effect.

Photography by Darren Luk, courtesy of Broadsheet.

At FRAMING TO A T, our Design Consultants will work with you to create a custom framing design that complements the art piece, works with your interiors and suits your personal style. 

Contact us or visit us in store for custom framing advice and assistance.