Here are a few tips on how to care and enjoy your
should I hang my tapestry?
All our tapestries are finished with a secondary backing.
On the back of your tapestry, you will find a sleeve
or rod pocket running the width of your tapestry. This
is sewn in to accept a rod or dowel, which should be
securely mounted to your wall with appropriate brackets.
the accompanying directions and install as you would
any standard drapery rod.
There are two ways to hang tapestries:
Wooden Dowel: A quick and easy way is to
cut a length of round wooden dowel slightly longer
than the rod pocket. Insert small cup-hooks into
each end and simply place them over small picture
hook nails or any other fastening system. This is
quick, easy and cheap.
Decorative Rods: Purchase an extendable
metal rod with finials (decorative ends). Use the
brackets provided for the tapestry to hang ‘off’ the
wall. For flush mounting, hang the rod over two picture
hanging brackets hammering the nails at a 45-degree
Elegant & Stunning
Designer look: Show off your Tapestry and your designer
skills by adding a pair of Corded tassels to either
end of the tapestries to blend in and complement your
do I take off a crease from my tapestry?
CREASES & FINISHING
NB: Always test a small section of the tapestry for the correct
heat setting before ironing. We accept no claims or liability
for any instructions given below.
Finished tapestries: You may receive the
tapestry with a few creases. To remove the creases:
1. Lay the tapestry on an ironing board or anything
soft with a stiff backing with the tapestry back
on the top 2. Place a soft cloth (muslin cloth or
similar) along the crease 3. Carefully and gently
steam iron the crease.
remove the creases:
Lay the tapestry on an ironing board or anything
soft with a stiff backing with its back facing up
Place a soft cloth (muslin cloth or similar) 3. Carefully
and gently iron the crease. Steam ironing is not
recommended, however for very stubborn creases you
use a steam iron.
Unlike a framed print, your new tapestries may not
be perfectly square. The beauty of our tapestries
is that they are individually woven on a loom and
like any custom work may have some natural irregularities
to retain the beauty and elegance of your tapestry.
To help the tapestry hang better, we recommend using
a steam iron to lightly iron your tapestries and
flatten the ends on receipt.
do I clean my tapestry?
your tapestry is mounted on a wall, it should not be
subject to the same abuse as your carpet and upholstered
seating; therefore it should need less frequent maintenance.
(Although some have elected to place a tapestry on
the floor as some of the designs lend them to this.
Others use them as bedcovering or table covers, which
is a traditional use.) Vacuuming the front and back
of your tapestry once or twice per year, with your
vacuum upholstery attachment, should be sufficient
maintenance for many years to come. Consider cleaning
your tapestries about as often you do your fine window
tapestry must be dry cleaned by an experienced drapery
dry cleaning plant.
In some cities an Antique Tapestry Dealer or Oriental rug
wash/ repair room may be of assistance in cleaning your tapestry.
tapestry has a curl to it. What to do?
curl in a tapestry is not unusual. Tapestries will
bend, wave and curl and may change with the seasons
and humidity differences. Dimensions of tapestries can vary by 1-2 inches. Some people recommend decorative
weights be hung at the bottom corners. I do not necessarily
like this approach. Although weights will help to keep
the tapestry taut, over time they may cause excessive
stretching on the sides and cause the tapestry to go
further out of shape. Some have sewn drapery weights
across the bottom of the backing. Evenly and regularly
placed weights work well and apply less stress on one
My favorite and the easiest quick fix is to buy a wooden
rod or dowel the width of the tapestry at your local hardware
center. Cut the rod just a tad shorter than the tapestry
Now study how the backing is applied to the face tapestry.
Find your sewing kit and get that little tool that opens
up seams. About an inch up from the bottom open the seam
just slightly more than the rod’s diameter.
the rod slide easily into the opening?
put a quick whipstitch above and below your opening
to avoid future unraveling. Slide the rod in. Adjust
it into place. With a little time, the even weight
and rigidity of the rod will help keep your tapestry
my tapestry fade?
tapestry is a textile and may fade as any textile might.
In many environments, decades may pass before any noticeable
fading occurs. Antique tapestries tend to be faded
and washed out, and many consumers may actually find
that their new tapestry's appearance improves with
a little aging. (Some pay extra to have them washed
or tea stained. If you wish to minimize fading, avoid
hanging your tapestry in direct sunlight. In addition,
closing drapes or blinds is a good precaution. Applying
a window film or tint to reduce damaging ultraviolet
light rays is also an alternative.
sort of cleaning & Maintenance do I require for
An annual brushing with a soft brush is sufficient
to dust your tapestry – or use the vacuum cleaner
attachment. Be gentle.
2. Dry-cleaning: When required, DRYCLEAN YOUR TAPESTRY ONLY.