When unpacking your freshly delivered wall tapestry, you will likely discover that there are fold lines that result from packaging the tapestry for shipping. To remove these fold lines, simply iron the back of the tapestry using an iron that is set on steam with moderate heat. Most tapestries are lines on the back and have a rod pocket that is used for hanging them. Some may also have loops that are attached to the hem at the top that will allow for the easy insertion of a hanging rod.
Displaying on Decorative Rod
The most popular way to hang a wall tapestry is on a decorative rod. Generally, the rod is sold separately from the tapestry and you can find decorative rods in a wide array of different designs, from the simplistic to the elaborate, plain or with tassels and elaborate finials. When choosing a rod for your wall tapestry, be certain that the rod is long enough and strong enough to support the tapestry.
Take measurements for the placement of the tapestry on the wall and then mount the brackets. These usually come in a small cellophane packet and are attached to the rod. Place brackets within 3” of each side of the wall tapestry; so be sure to take the width of the tapestry into consideration when placing and mounting the brackets. Gently slide the rod through the pocket on the tapestry. Add finishing hardware or finials to the end, and then place the rod in the brackets.
Displaying on Wooden Boards
A very cost-effective method for displaying a wall tapestry is the wooden board method; this method works for tapestries that come with looped hangers across the top of the fabric. Choose a piece of baseboard that is a bit shorter than the tapestry’s width. At each end, measure and drill a hole. For heavy or large tapestries, you may need to drill more holes. Through the holes that you have drilled, mark the wall for placement of the screws. Insert the board into the pocket on the tapestry, and then secure screws through the board to affix to the wall. The outcome should be a tapestry that is mounted flush with the wall, and the top should be level and straight.
Displaying with Velcro
Some people believe that using Velcro is the best method to evenly distribute a tapestry’s weight, and that it avoids curves and folds in the fabric. Additionally, if you wish to display the wall tapestry on a curved wall, Velcro is the best way. While you can use self-adhesive Velcro on the back of the tapestry to mount the tapestry to the wall, a better method may be to sew the soft side of the Velcro strip across the top of the wall tapestry, and attach the rough side to a wooden board using staples. Then mount the board to your wall, and press the strips of Velcro together.END AKISMET -->
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