High Quality Canvas Stretching in Melbourne


Finding the right way to display your art to enhance its unique characteristics is important, with our canvas stretching services you can be sure your masterpiece gets the framing treatment it deserves.


Canvas stretching is an age-old method of presenting paintings on canvas. More recently, it has also become a very popular way of displaying digital images that have been printed onto canvas, often on a large scale. These can be your own photographic images, or they may be professional photographs or often


Vintage posters and artists reproductions. Textiles are also popular, such as the fabric designs by Marimekko.Most often, we are stretching items our customers have purchased while on holiday, such as Aboriginal paintings, and many also brought back from Bali, Vietnam and Africa.Located in on Church Street, Richmond, we are a conveniently situated hub for canvas stretching, picture framing and art supplies.


Professional Stretching

A stretched canvas may look very simple and ‘minimalist’, but it takes significant skill and the use of appropriate materials and tools to achieve a quality job. The correct tension of stretch, frame reinforcement, and neatness of edges and corner folds all require experience and careful workmanship in order to be done professionally.


Canvas Float Frames

Currently very popular is a range of frame options known as ‘float’ and ‘gap’ frames. They are specifically designed to frame (and enhance) an already stretched canvas. These frames allow the whole stretched canvas to show, and it appears to be ‘floating’ within the simple edging that the frame provides. It is a very smart, neat finish and provides a great solution to the problem of when a canvas has side edging that is ‘untidy’ looking, or not wide enough to wrap around properly.


At Framed by You we pride ourselves on the care and quality of our expert canvas stretching, and we are happy to discuss the various options available for your canvas or textile piece.


Call us today on (03) 9427 7772 to discuss your stretching needs, or visit our Richmond showroom to talk to our experienced team. Not sure if canvas stretching is the right solution for your art work? Have a look at our canvas framing services for more professional solutions.