I am picky when it comes to hanging my tapestries. I have an image in my mind of how my art should appear when on the wall...and if it isn't right I never like it. And if I don't like it rarely will anyone else see it.
I completed a small tapestry; perhaps eight inches by eight inches back in 2008. It was an experimental piece woven with cassette tape - books on tape for the ATA small format show. I never really took to the piece; due to the nature of the weft, cassette tape, the warp lines were wavy and there was a visible pull in as I completed the piece in what I imagine was hurried boredom. It showed in the ATA exhibit but never again. I could never figure out how to hang it.
Earlier this year I finally 'finished' the piece; by finding an acceptable way for it to hang on the wall. I wrote about it here. After hanging a bit, I realized this was not quite the right solution. It was not hung to last; I really could not exhibit, donate or gift it. The edges of the tapestry began to look sloppy which accentuated the pull in. The Velcro would occasionally fall off and the glass was way too many reflections for a room with as many windows as I have.
I think I may actually like this piece.