After my last post where I talked about hanging a silk painting by wrapping the silk around a canvas frame, I have had a number of folk contact me asking if they can just hang a silk painting from the wall, like a curtain. So, I thought I would share with you how I hang wall hangings.
First of all I make sure that the silk has rolled edges all the way around. If you don’t work on silk with rolled edges, then you will need to stitch a hem all the way around. This stops the silk from fraying and also helps to keep its shape.
Next I use a plastic or aluminum hangers to place at the top and bottom of the silk. They keep the silk from flying around and flapping in the breeze. The silk actually fits into a small slot in the hangers and they close tightly to hold the silk in place. You have to be very careful not to catch the silk and pull a thread through the process.
If you are painting wall hangings, it is probably a good idea to use thicker silk, like what I have used in the video below. This is quite a large wall hanging (about the size of half a door) and it surprised me how small it actually looked when placed in a large space.