My tapestry has a curl to it. What can I do?
A curl in a tapestry is not unusual. Tapestries will bend and curl and may change with humidity differences. Some recommend decorative weights be hung at the bottom corners. Although weights will help to keep the tapestry tight, over time they may cause stretching on the sides. Some have sewn drapery weights across the bottom of the backing. Evenly and regularly placed weights work well and apply less stress on one particular section.
The easiest fix is to buy a wooden rod or dowel the width of the tapestry. Cut the rod just a tad shorter than the tapestry width.
About an inch up from the bottom open the seam just slightly more than the rodâ€™s diameter. You want the rod to slide in, but not be too loose.
Now put a whipstitch above and below your opening to avoid future unravelling. Slide the rod in. Adjust it into place. With a little time, the even weight and rigidity of the rod will get rid of the curl and help keep your tapestry flat in he future.