Several years ago I began painting hand-painted tapestries. I love painting these because they are easy to transport and they offer a unique way of displaying artwork.
If you are interested in painting tapestries, I recommend either stretching and priming your canvas first. You can also purchase rolls of pre-primed canvas. This is important because it allows the primer to bind and shrink on the canvas before you begin adding layers of paint. For the first couple layers, I usually keep the piece either tacked to a wall or flat on a table. You want to make sure you paint slightly outside of the boarder so when you fold the seems to sew it, there isn't an unpainted edge.
I typically line the back of my tapestries with burlap. It adds a nice finishing touch and also makes it feel like an antique.
To hang your tapestry, I just use a decorative drapery rod with clip loops. To weight the tapestry, I have also taken a smaller drape rod and inserted at the bottom. This is not only keep the piece straight as it hangs, it also gives a nice finished look.
Sometimes I will also add long tassels at either end of the drapery rod. These can be fun pieces to accessorize.
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various