How to hang a wall hanging

May 18, 2016
Katie Malloy

Stop motion of how to hang a wall hanging

It’s a common question we get here at Ock Pop Tok: now that I’m home, how do I hang my wall hanging? These intricate, handmade textiles are truly a piece of art. So, of course you want to display them with pride (and hopefully share the story behind each with your friends).

It’s easy!  Here’s how in 5 simple steps:

What you’ll need:

  • A beautiful Ock Pop Tok wall hanging
  • A hanger — We sell them here, or you can use a decorative curtain rod
  • Tailor pins (the ones with a ball on the end, like this)

Step-by-step:

  1. Pull the top of your hanging through the hanger.
  2. Fold top of textile over the rod, aligning so there’s enough room to insert pins, but leaving a small amount of space between the top of the border fabric and where the pattern begins.
  3. Position tailor pins an appropriate width apart — enough to support, but not too much to distract.
  4. Gently pin in place on the back of the fabric.
  5. Hang in your home!

Added tips:

  • Be sure to occasionally shift the pins. Every 1-2 months for more delicate fabrics and 3-6 months for heavier ones.
  • The top of your design should be parallel to the rod, with just enough space to “let it breath”.
  • Iron your textile on a low setting before hanging to reduce wrinkles.
  • Some hangings do well with a bit of weight on the bottom. Add an additional hanger at the bottom if needed.