To ensure that your wool and linen textile art piece hangs nicely on the wall, the wall hanging always needs some attention.
Due to transport, the linen will be a bit wrinkled and the wool will be crushed. You can iron the linen, on the ironing board or lying the wall hanging on the ground. If you have a wall hanging with a felt background, you can also iron this felt background to make it hang more tighter. See the video how to iron:
Shape the wool
You can make the wool fluffy again and shape it with your hands. You can shape the outer edge so that the woolen shape becomes nice and round again. All this with some caution. See the video how to shape the wool:
How to hang the wall hanging
Hanging of the wall hanging is very easy; place 3 nails in a row in slightly less than the length of your wall hanging. With a small wall hanging you can do 2 nails. Place the wall hanging on this row. With larger wall hangings: the two outer nails as much as possible on the outside of the wall hanging, so that the stick is well supported at the ends and does not hang down. When the stick starts to bend down at the ends, the linen goes with it and you get the fluttering effect of the linen.
For very large wall hangings, place more than 3 nails, so that the stick cannot bend. Drive the nails into the wall far enough so that the curtain does not float away from the wall.
Woolen hanger without linen or felt background can be not so round anymore after transport. You can grab the sides and carefully pull where you want the wall hanger to be a bit rounder. The woolen hanger can hang on 1 nail.
Maintenance wall hanging
To keep your wandkleed nice and clean, it is necessary to shake or beat out the wallhanging outside every now and then. This also removes dust from the wall hanging.
Your wool wall hanging is just like your wool sweater; moths like being in a dark environment for too long with no movement. That’s why you beat out the wall hanging every now and then. And if you remove the wall hanging and want to store it in a dark space such as a closet, attic or garage, place the wall hanging in a tight plastic packaging so that moths cannot get in.
Halona large wall hanging of wool wallart wool unique and handmade sustainable. Textileartist Babette Leertouwer