In this post I’m showing you how I hung my weave from our free simple weave pattern, along with other options for hanging your weave.
For this weave, I felt it would look best mounted in a picture frame. Mounting a weave is really easy and the best of how I mounted my weave is that I can easily remove it from the mount without damaging it and hang it without the frame later if I want to.
What you’ll need is:
- Shadow box frame – I’ve found that a shadow box works best, since normal frames are tight to hold in flat pictures, but if you have a frame with more space then use that.
- A heavy card stock paper the size of your frame’s inside – This doesn’t have to be too heavy of a card stock, but heavier then normal paper. Something like a scrapbook paper would work nicely.
- Some sewing thread and sewing needle – a color that matches your weave’s background is best so that it will blend in.
Here are the steps:
step2|| take a piece of sewing thread and needle. Lift the paper slightly while holding your weave in place, poke the needle and thread from the back of the paper through the weave at the corner next to a warp thread. Next pull the thread over that warp thread and then poke the string back through the paper. We’re sewing the weave to the paper. I pull the needle and thread through a few times and if I wrap it around a warp thread it usually hides the sewn thread. If your weave is especially heavy, you may want to wrap around a few different warp threads to secure the weave. Tie off the sewing thread behind the paper in a double knot.
step4|| place the card stock paper with the weave sewn to it inside the shadow box frame.
The best part of this technique is that if later you want to hang your weave in a different way, all you have to do is cut the thread in the back of the card stock and you can remove the weave without damaging it.
You could also make changes to your weave’s background paper whenever you want, such as change the color or change to a patterned paper that compliments the weave, etc. I’ve seen a few weave displayed from a neutral colored paper that was textured. The textured paper really complimented the weave, while not taking away from it visually.
If you want other ideas on how to hang your weave, I have instructions on how to hang your weave from warp loops, how to tie-off your weave to hang it, how to sew your weave to anything you want to hang it from, and more step-by-steps here.
Have you framed a weave of yours before? Did you use a similar technique? I really like how framed weaves look along with other framed art on a gallery wall. They really bring a unique look to the wall.
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