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Hang a tapestry
When you have finished a piece with geometric contours after unhooking it from the loom, turn the cotton strips over and sew them down with large stitches (1-2).
Next, two alternatives:
The first, more accademic, is to take up all the weft threads and tuck them in with the needle, your work will be clean on the reverse side.
Sew a strip of cotton strap at the top and bottom of level 1 to hide the warp threads and consolidate the overall effect.Or, you can double your piece on the reverse side with a thicker fabric.
Then sew the "soft" part of a scratch strip to the edge of the top part of your piece. In order to keep the piece flat when hanging, take the precaution of sewing small, widely spaced stitches through the weave to the bottom line of the scratch strip. These stitches will not be visible. (3)
Glue the hook part of the scratch strip to a flat stick. Make two holes at each end of this stick and attach a nylon thread to hang your tapestry (4)
Scratch your piece on the stick.
It is also possible to slip a stick between a strap and your piece. Then place loops on this stick and pull them out to thread them on a wooden stick.
Another very discreet way to hang
Using a thin wooden stick, drill two holes at the same distance from the middle. Pass a nylon thread through them in several turns.
Slide the rod between the tapestry and the strap.
Sew the upper part of the strap, taking care to join the nylon threads.
The piece is ready to be hung.