Hanging Your Navajo Weaving
Hanging Your Navajo Weaving with Velcro
In our experience, Velcro is the easiest way to hang a rug. If you purchase a Navajo Rug from Garland's and wish to hang it on a wall, we will provide you with an appropriate amount of 2" self-adhesive velcro tape for free.
Please note, some antique weavings with less “fuzz” may not stick adequately to the Velcro. In this case, we recommend using carpet tack strip to hang your weaving.
To hang your rug with Velcro, cut the Velcro to the width of your weaving. Remove the backing from the Velcro tape and stick the adhesive side to the wall. Simply press the weaving's top edge from corner to corner along the Velcro to evenly support it. You can use any extra Velcro to stick under the bottom edges of the rug, as this ensures the rug lies perfectly flat against the wall.
Placing the Velcro directly onto the wall may lift off paint when removed. If you wish to protect your wall surface, we recommend attaching the Velcro tape to a wood strip. Instructions for this process are below:
Peel off the backing of your 2” self-adhesive Velcro tape. Make sure you have enough Velcro to run a strip from corner to corner along the top edge of the weaving to evenly support it.
Adhere the Velcro tape to a thin strip of wood such as lattice or a wide yard stick. Again, make sure the length of the wood is equal to the width of your rug.
Nail the wood to the display surface or suspend it from the surface on wire that has been run through "eye hooks."
After the wood strip is in place, just press the Navajo weaving up against the Velcro tape for display. It holds the weaving in place beautifully.
@Steve N. Since Navajo rugs are wool, the weaving itself acts as the fuzzy side of the velcro. The velcro we provide is only the side with the hooks, there’s no need for the fuzzy side. The weaving sticks directly to the velcro itself. We recommend flipping your weaving once or twice a year and hanging a weaving with velcro makes this extremely easy to do.
The velcro is self-adhesive, so the backside has a plastic that peels off and the velcro can be stuck directly to your wall or to a wood strip for hanging.
This is confusing. Do you attach anything to the rug itself? Velcro has 2 sides. How does the rug attach to the Velcro?
Sue Jones, we order self-adhesive velcro directly from Velcro Corporation. We provide it free with any weavings purchased from our gallery. Otherwise, we do sell it by the foot. The Velcro comes in 100 foot rolls and yes we can sell any amount you need. Please contact us at infogarlandsjewelry.com and we can accommodate your request! Thank you!
What brand of velcro tape do you recommend? Do you sell rolls?
Hi Andrena, Yes, Velcro can support most large rugs as well. If necessary, you can use a double row of velcro at the top of the weaving for extra support.
Velcro works best for weavings that still have fuzz. Some older/antique weavings don’t stick to the Velcro. In that case, we recommend using carpet tack strip which will grip and hold the rug with a row of small tacks at the top of the weaving. Carpet tack strip can be purchased at your local hardware store.
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