Heritage Art & Frames
2611 Fairbanks St Anchorage, AK 99503
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The Real Deal is all about true life stories and the framing that goes along with it.

Craig and Caroline Valentine now have a lovely addition for their well-appointed walls of Camai Bed and Breakfast. http://www.camaibnb.com/ This Victorian cross-stitch was exquisitely stitched by their daughter. This keepsake is special in many ways and will be treasured by the family for many years to come.

Celebrating her special veteran.

The 1/2 million case display seemed to be a great hit. Marcy & Geoff Larson of Alaskan Brewing Company received this display from K & L Distributors to commemorate the sale of 1/2 million cases of Alaskan Brew this year. Mac McMullen from K & L contacted me in November. He needed an award, we discussed his vision and I made it happen. I love making people smile by creating cool things.

Artwork is often the top choice for remembering your travels. Cathleen Hahn returned from Paris with this charming canvas. The Larson-Juhl moulding we chose makes this little one feel right at home.

Lynn Cragholm has been a client of Heritage Art & Frames since the mid 1990's. The majority of her framing projects have been counted cross stitch despite her limited vision. Lynn has been legally blind since our first meeting. When Lynn's modes of transportation became limited, I agreed to schedule pick up & delivery services for her when she completed her latest cross stitch. During my last visit to her home, I asked if I could share some photos of how she is able to work on her "tapestries". The eagle cross stitch that I delivered and hung on the wall for her contains approximately 400,000 stitches. A couple of days later I received this letter from Lynn. Dear Roz: I do not know what info you plan to put on your facebook page about me. You said something about how I do my work. I use a size 18 needle so I can see to thread it. I follow a pattern with the CCTV machine focusing on one grid square of 100 symbols at a time. I use a red pencil to mark each grid square's corners on my fabric before beginning the stitching. This helps keep me within the correct boundry on the fabric re: the pattern grid I see on the screen very enlarged. I frequently miss the holes on the fabric when stitching, no matter how hard I try, I then have to take little extra stitches to fix my errors. My work begins as counted cross stitch but ends as A La Cragholm which I call texture, my work would win no prizes if judged at a fair, but what I do is nonetheless beautiful and I derive much personal satisfaction as I complete each tapestry. I let you choose the frames and never am disappointed, always you choose just the right frame to enhance my work. You make each tapestry I do look even more beautiful. I thank you with all my heart. Hugs, Lynn