MF Gallery and Framing

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Opening Hours

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 10.00am - 5.00pm

Wednesday - 10.00am - 5.00pm

Thursday - 10.00am - 5.00pm

Friday - 10.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday - Closed

M F Gallery and Framing Ltd

10 St Helens Street

Ipswich IP4 1HJ

Tel:01473 225544

Fine Art Trade Guild

Made in Suffolk – The Ed Sheeran Exhibition.

We were thrilled to be asked to frame a vast amount of work for Ed’s hometown exhibition, celebrating his success in becoming one of the world’s biggest music stars. We were particularly excited to frame his original artwork which he created for his early album covers. We also had the privilege of framing hand written lyrics from some of his most famous songs including 'Castle on the hill'. What an honour!

Kiss & Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture
We were thrilled to frame four original pencil drawings by Suffolk’s John Constable for this wonderful show. These are some of the most prestigious works we have been asked to work on.This exhibition explored the tale behind the lovers in Auguste Rodin’s iconic life-size marble sculpture The Kiss and the work of literature that inspired it, Dante’s Inferno from The Divine Comedy. This monumental artwork, on loan from the Tate, is a significant piece in the history of sculpture. The exhibition took you on a journey to uncover one of the most enduring themes in art – the human figure.


How long does it take to get framing done?
This will depend on quantity and complexity, however normally between 2 and 4 weeks. We can usually fit in more urgent work if required so please give us a call for up to date lead times. Please be aware that Christmas is very busy and therefore waiting times may vary, the more notice the better!

How much will it cost me?
This very much depends upon the size of the frame, and which kind of frame you would like. But please ring or email and we can give you an estimate.

Do you frame football shirts?
Yes we do, we can also frame more than one per frame and include items such as photographs etc. The price depends upon the size of the shirt, and therefore the finished size of the frame. For a full sized shirt the price is upwards of £90, however prices will vary if we are able to fold the shirt and make it smaller. The shirt will always be supported by a rigid board interior then laced and sewn onto the backing of your choice. See our framing gallery.

Do you frame cross stitches?
Yes, we frame cross stitch, embroidery, batiks, silk scarves & just about any fabric. We prefer the traditional lacing method for most fabrics but we will always assess the most suitable method for your piece. See our framing gallery.

Can you cut a mount or make a frame for me to fit in myself?
Yes, we can - if you supply us with the correct measurements and specification.

Do you sell mirrors or can you make them to size?
Yes, we are delighted to be able to offer a fully bespoke service, which means that you can have the size you need, in the frame you choose.

What do I do with a canvas painting that has been rolled up?
This will need to be stretched over a wooden stretcher. It can then be hung unframed, or we can help you to choose a frame to enhance the picture.

Can you frame very large items?
Yes we can. Usually the only limitation is the size of the glass/acrylic but talk it over and let us see what can be done. See our framing gallery.

Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit and debit cards, with the exception of American Express.

Do you provide ready made frames?
We do not have a stock of ready made frames. All our frames are bespoke and made from scratch in our onsite workshop to ensure that your work looks its very best. We are, however, able to provide bespoke supply only frames which you can fit yourself.

Where can I park?
There are a number of car parks nearby. Short term free spaces can be found on Orchard Street, ideal for collections. Other car parks include Bond Street, Woodbridge Road and Upper Orwell Street, all of which are only a 2 minute walk away. Please do not park behind the shop as you may be clamped...(not by us!!)

ALMOST ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE - just give us a call.

MF Gallery and Framing


New Wolsey Theatre

MF Gallery and Framing did a fantastic job with our staircase gallery. Their expertise throughout the consultation and hanging process results in a visually stunning New Wolsey Theatrespace which is enjoyed by our customers daily. We highly recommend them and look forward to our next framing project.’

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

Christchurch Mansion

We have been using MF Gallery and Framing for conservation mounting and framing requirements of the Museum collection over many years. They provide a quality service that is punctual and reliable. The correct mount Christchurch Mansionand frame are very important to the display of an artwork but also to the future preservation of that work and having framers who understand those needs is crucial.
Emma Roodhouse – Curator for Christchurch Mansion and Ipswich Museum.