FIXING A TAPESTRY
By band with micro-hooks
In this case one sews on the lining or on the back of the tapestry itself, over
all the width, the female element of the band (loops). Then on a lintel fixed
firmly at the wall using screw one sticks and studs every fifteen centimetres
the male part of this band (hooks).
If the tapestry is really very large (more than two meters width) one twins
this fixing of same manner, ten or twenty centimetres lower. For very tall
tapestry (more than two meters height) and to preserve more the warp (or weft
according to direction's in which the tapestry was woven or embroidered) one
will relieve the tapestry with an identical fixing to a height of approximately
fifteen percent higher than half. It is necessary to envisage in this last case
to either shift the fixing of the female part of the band to the top or the male
part fixed on the lintel downwards, of a value at least equal to the half of the
hooking band. Indeed one will never avoid with the new tapestry packing down
oneself. Also one will have over a more or less time long to readjust the
falling so in order to get out an eventualy formed pocket. In this case it will
be advisable to restore the median fixing of the tapestry of approximately one
or two centimetres lower.
A method of avoidance this compressing, even more perfect, consists to sew a
kind of basting thread joining the tapestry and its lining together. That
basting thread all fifty or sixty centimetres interval in the perpendicular
height. Doing like that the whole weight of very high or very heavy tapestry
will be also supported by the lining.
One used and uses still in some cases this fixing mode. There are two manners of
proceeding: It may be by using girths fixed like straps distributed all the
twenties or thirty five centimetres and in which one will pass the rod (note
that rings can replace the girths);
It may be too sliping this rod in a bracket which one will have
beforehand sewed on the reverse of the tapestry.
These today forsook methods, in favour of the micro-hook band, suggest to not
extend more on this method.