These practical points will help you care for tapestries.
– There may be transit creases on your tapestry when you receive it. These can be removed easily by careful pressing with a steam iron on the rear side (no great pressure is needed since heat will do the job).
– Tapestries are woven individually and part of their individuality is that there may be irregularities in the weave or there may be hanging undulations. You can attach weights to the lower lining if desired but this is rarely necessary (we’ve never done it ourselves). Do not expect them to be precisely square and flat like a framed print: this is not their character.
– An annual brushing with a soft brush is sufficient to dust your tapestry – or use the drapes attachment of your vacuum cleaner. The tapestry may be dry cleaned with care if a stain somehow occurs but we suggest this be a last resort.