LINING A TAPESTRY
For a rough finishing, what has been done previously would be sufficient
because in that way nor dust, nor the insects could nest; and even then ? A
spring-cleaning would early extirpate all of them.
However one can still better do lining the tapestry.
But... is it necessary to describe in what this work consists ?
Let us admit that is worth knowledge ! So take a neutral fabric, unicolor,
of flax or even of tight enough jute. Cut out it approximately ten centimetres
greater than the size of your tapestry. Fold innerly the tapestry one, two or three
stitches of an side. Fold the lining on one side of a
width equal to five centimetres; Bring closer the foldings edges
innerly and sew as you would do it of an hem. As well as possible use a thread of
a same color that the one used for the background of the tapestry and stitch
tight enough. Repeat the operation with the three other sides. Lastly, in the case of a
very high tapestry, transversely sew (in the width) a basting thread all
the fifty or sixty centimetres interval in the perpendicular heigh.
Here we are ! If you planed this lining from the very start it is appropriate to
install fixings as described beforehand.
Hey ! Still a point ! Just a petit point!
To our humble opinion it is not so useful that the seam of the bottom of the
lining be done. (Then envisage to cut it slightly shorter so that it does not
exceed like an underskirt under a dress.) In this way if you had often to
vacuum-clean the tapestry a light beating or shaking will be enough to make fall
dust or insects by bottom without having to unstitch the totality of this
lining; it would be even possible for you to turn inside out both the tapestry
and lining like we do with a sock ;)
A final point !
sorry, final dot !