MF Gallery and Framing

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Opening HoursFine Art Trade Guild

9am-5.30pm Tuesday – Friday

9am-4.00pm Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

M F Gallery and Framing Limited 
10 St Helens Street
Ipswich IP4 1HJ
Tel:01473 225544

Our Framing Service


Picture Framing choices are endless: plain wood, hand painted stained, waxed; contemporary metal frames, traditional gold, swept frames - the choice is yours.

Our chosen mounting board is Bainbridge Alphamat Artcare, a conservation quality board from America which comes in a fabulous range of colours and textures. We are also proud to offer a traditional hand painted washline for mounting, where appropriate, to give your picture frame that extra special look.

Our mountboards, barrier paper and backing boards are chosen to be non harmful and we can offer a range of glass and acrylic products with varying degrees of protection.

3D Items

For items such as medals, football shirts etc, we use box or deep rebate framing, ensuring that the glass is not in contact with the item being framed. See framing gallery

Cross Stitch

Both cross stitch and embroidery works are stretched using the correct lacing method, over acid free board and, as with all fabric pieces including football shirts, we aim to make the process fully reversible. See framing gallery

         Restoration and Conservation

Where an item of artwork has suffered damage, whether through insect infestation, damp or the perils of old age, we will request a quotation from one of several professional conservators with whom we have long established relationships.

Louisa Di Capite - Paper Conservator

Louisa studied at Camberwell College of Arts in London, completing her Master’s degree in 2008. She was an intern at the British Museum before working freelance in Judith Wiesner’s Conservation Studio near Woodbridge, Suffolk. In 2015 Judith retired and Louisa set up her own studio just west of Ipswich. She specialises in works of art on paper, including water colours, prints and drawings, archival materials including documents, maps, letters and other paper ephemera. She has also worked on three-dimensional objects such as fans, boxes and parasols. She is a member of the International Association of Book and Paper Conservators (IADA), the British Associations of Paper Historians and the Society of Bookbinders.

Contact: 07914 978793

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.