How to Hang Your Large Textile Prints
Posted on April 29 2021
"When I started to sell large textile prints, they were large enough that I felt I also needed to offer ways to hang the large works of art.
As with frames, hanging a tapestry or large textile piece can add to the work and be an important part on the decor and atmosphere of any space.
So here are a few options that I have used in the past.
But ultimately, this can be your contribution to the piece.
Be creative. Be mindful of the work and have fun installing your works of art."
About the prints: 45" x 60" Giclee Prints on 100% Certified Organic Cotton
How to hang your tapestry:
There are many ways to hang these prints.
With no wrong way, feel free to get creative.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
These will be available on this site soon. But in the mean time you can order off of the Well Made website. My recommendation is:
- Top and bottom pieces (top alone is fine too)
- Black Oxide Hardware
They also have magnetic bars but I have NOT tried them with the textile prints offered on this website.
Rope Hangers, clamps and bars made and sold from small businesses that you can't go wrong. You can seriously shop there all day.
The great thing with this option is there are so many colors, materials and ways to hang your artwork that you can really match the aesthetic of your space.
I love a good bulldog clip. I have many ready to be used whenever needed. From big pieces to small drawings these are a great way to hang fabric or paper.
This can be very cost effective and give an industrial look. You may need a few of these to go across the top to hold the weight and keep a large piece from sagging in certain areas.
With these you can us pushpins or nails to hang the bulldog clips from not to puncture the fabric/ artwork.
Do be careful to use clips that won't rust or discolor the art.
Magnets are a wonderful way to hang something without damaging it. There are many, many different kinds of magnets out there you can use. So don't be afraid to get creative.
Magnetacks have a really great product. I found similar ones on various sites like Amazon, but none seem to be a strong and as nicely made as the Magnetack.
I haven't tried using them for the textile prints available on this website but since they are so big, these tacks may not hold them up well enough.
But you can find magnets that hold extreme amounts of weight.
Hang it from a curtain rod with clips
Curtain rods come in all sizes including adjustable lengths. You can get real fancy with them depending on the finials you choose for the end caps.
I've hung bars from ceiling or from hangers off the wall. Curtain clips or large clips from a hardware store can be used.
Another area where you can do some research and get real creative if you so choose.
This will of course puncture the fabric / artwork. But that is left up to you and your creativity. This can be tacked to a stretcher, solid board or directly to the wall.
Upholstery nails tend to be thicker, which means bigger holes, but can come in many different styles.
You can get it framed.
That's right. Just because it's fabric doesn't mean you can't put it in a frame. Due to it's size, it is recommended you find a local framer to make something custom for you. But be careful it could cost 4x as much as the print.
Below is a frame I built with room for the artwork to hang freely. I used upholstery tacks to keep the artwork in place.
DIY Tapestry Straps w/ Magnets
I was looking for a unique way to hang from curtain rods that wouldn't damage the artwork. With my love of magnets, I cut and sewed old denim pants to create loops that had pockets for the magnets.
The magnets had to be really strong (scary strong) to pinch through the fabric of the straps and the artwork.
But it worked beautifully. The fabric of the straps also protected the artwork for the metal of the magnets.
Just another way you can get creative and find new unique ways to hang your artwork where the technique can compliment and add energy to the art.