Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hanging Your Tapestry

Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom, however it can also be woven on a floor loom as well. It is composed of two sets of interlaced threads, those running parallel to the length (called the warp) and those parallel to the width (called the weft); the warp threads are set up under tension on a loom, and the weft thread is passed back and forth across part or all of the warps. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colours worked over portions of the warp to form the design.
Sometimes tapestries do not come with what's needed to hang them and that's where we can help. In the picture above we've sewn in a  few inch canvas piece which lines the back top of the canvas from left to right. We've attached rings on this particular piece to hang from hooks that the owner has installed on their wall. We can also do a variation of this technique where we leave space in between top and bottom of the installed canvas where a rod can be installed that covers the width distance. If you are trying to hang your tapestry and are missing some key pieces come bring them to us and let us help you put up your piece or art for display!

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085


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