Framed by Success: Framemakers

You know your business is doing something right when your loyal South Island customer base grows so big it crosses Cook Strait and beyond. One such business is Framemakers, owned and operated by Graham and Lynn Barr.




Their fine art printing service utilises a large format printer that affords many printing options, including canvas and a range of fine art papers. A test strip is part of this service to ensure colours and tones are correct.

When it comes to framing, the sky’s the limit! Standing by their business motto ‘You Name it, We Frame it’, anything and everything is up for transforming into a treasured heirloom – from medals, historic memorabilia and sports memorabilia through to photos, artworks, posters, embroideries and cross stitch crafts.

“One point of difference that our customers really appreciate is that we actually lace our embroideries and cross-stitches. Our North Island customers tell us this service is rarely offered in the north now, which is great news for the expansion of our brand presence. We’re also happy to arrange packaging and shipping,” Lynn says.

Craft, card making and mixed media workshops are regularly held instore. Here’s the chance to create personalised craft and artworks that are handmade, totally original and will be cherished into the future.
Lynn and Graham recommend joining their online mailing list to keep up with all instore happenings. Follow Framemakers and Ellbee Creative on Facebook and Instagram.


Located at 137 Main North Road, Woodend, North Canterbury. Phone
03 312 2276 or email