Stretching Tapestries & Needleworks
When stretching large format tapestries you should use foam core or the backing supplied with the frame. The board should be at least 3mm and preferably 5mm thick. You also need a suitable thread for fixing, and linen or cotton of the right thickness can be used for this purpose, although embroidery wool is best. You also need a needle with a suitably large eye, glass-headed pins, and padding if you want to wish to give the tapestry or other piece a padded look. The following steps are called for:
Tapestries and other works on fabrics mounted by either of the above mentioned methods could be directly inserted into the picture frame ie, framed without a mount (mat), and with or without glass. If you require a mat, the above process is the same however; you will need an additional backing the same as the frame size. The tapestry (which is now stretched over the board) can be taped to the back of the mat with tape.
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