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Tapestry care

Wall tapestries require little maintenance after they have been set up in your home.

But there are some tips that will help you to make sure that your tapestries will maintain their superb beauty for a lifetime.

They will continue to exude their amazing beauty and charm for as long as you need, to continue to enchant you and your guests.

Where should I hang my tapestry?

You may place your tapestry in a location thatís not exposed to direct sunlight for the entire day, if you want to avoid fading of the tapestry.

Most walls in the home will now have this problem of excessive sunlight.

Just check that the wall where youíll hang your tapestry is shaded for some or most of the day.

Also, choose a location that is neutral in terms of excessive heat or moisture.

Lounges, studies, halls and bedrooms are ideal locations for tapestries. Here, you and your guests tend to take more time to admire your art tapestries.

Kitchens and bathrooms on the other hand may cause moisture retention in the tapestry due to their heat and moisture levels.

Will my tapestry fade with time?

Being a fabric art, tapestries may fade over time, though depending on the situation, this may take some time before this happens.

However, keep in mind that some people actually prefer a slightly faded appearance of a tapestry as itís in keeping with their style and character.

So itís not a big issue, and if you prefer to avoid fading, choose a location that has low levels of direct sunlight.

How do I remove a crease of curl or crease in the tapestry?

As tapestries may be folded or rolled in transit, a mild crease or curl may be present. These are usually resolved when you lay out the tapestry or when you hang it.

If you need to remove a crease or curl in your tapestry before hanging a tapestry, you can simply lie it flat and place some books or weights on it for a period of time.

Some people also use an iron on the back of the tapestry, however if you do so, always use a cloth between the iron and the back of the tapestry, and only use a low to medium heat, and you may use steam.

Note that excessive heat or moisture may damage your tapestry, so if in doubt, avoid heat and moisture.

If you choose to iron or any other method to reduce creases or curls that you do so at your own risk, and that we are not responsible for any damage or loss as a result of what you do to your tapestry.

When in doubt, use caution and do not do anything that may damage your tapestry or tapestry accessories.

Alternatively, when you hang your tapestry, you can insert a rod on the base of the tapestry to help it to hang in a flatter manner.

See this article on how to hang a tapestry for more details.

How do I clean a tapestry?

To clean your tapestry, simply use a soft brush such as a dry, clean, soft paint brush on its surface.

A tapestry requires a little bit of care when setting up, and the occasional maintenance as needed.

By following these simple instructions, youíll have a lifetime of enjoyment from your tapestries.

Note:

If you choose to iron or any other method to reduce creases or curls that you do so at your own risk, and that we are not responsible for any damage or loss as a result of what you do to your tapestry.

When in doubt, use caution and do not do anything that may damage your tapestry or tapestry accessories.

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