These practical points will help you care
for your tapestry wall hanging.
- There may be transit creases on your tapestry when you receive
it. These can be removed easily by careful pressing with a steam
iron on the rear side.
- Tapestries are woven individually on a loom and part of their
individuality is that there may be irregularities in the weave
or there may be hanging undulations. Do not expect them to be
precisely square and flat like a framed print: this is not their
- There are two ways to hang tapestries with rod pockets (our
standard finishing always has a rod pocket on the lining):
- cut a length of round wooden dowel slightly longer than
the rod pocket. Insert small closed cup-hooks into each
end and simply place them over small picture hook nails.
This is quick, easy and inexpensive.
- purchase a metal or wooden rod with finials (decorative
ends) from a local drapery or interiors store. Use the provided
brackets to hang the tapestry ‘off’ the wall,
or hang the rod over two nails hammered down at a 45 degree
angle for flush mounting. Add a pair of cords with tassels
to either side if you wish to match the tapestry to the
- An annual brushing with a soft brush is sufficient to dust
your tapestry – or use the drapes vacuum attachment. It
may be dry cleaned with care if a stain somehow occurs but we
suggest this be a last resort.