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How to Properly Care for and Maintain Your Custom Woven Blankets

Custom woven blankets and tapestries will help keep you warm when the atmosphere is cold. Our skilled craftsmen make each one with care and high-quality materials. Expert weavers carefully assure that each design is accurately woven right into the blanket or tapestry. So, lets talk about the how to maintain and clean both woven tapestries and woven blankets once you or you customers have them. Following these simple tips will allow anyone to properly care for and keep their woven blanket and artwork in excellent condition.



Taking Care of Woven Tapestries


Avoid Direct Sunlight

While fading has not been an issue that we have ran into often, a great way to ensure the quality of your custom woven tapestry lasts as long as possible is by keeping them away from direct sunlight. Generally, exposure to very harsh, direct sunlight can cause the rich and brilliant colors to fade over time. Also, when you're not displaying your tapestry, store it in a cool, dry, dark place away from sunlight, such as your closet or drawer.


Spot Clean When Needed  

Also, it's important to act quickly for small spills or stains. Use a mild detergent or soap and cool water to lightly spot-clean the affected area. Gently clean the stain —never scrub, as this can cause the stain to spread or damage the delicate fibers in the blanket. Wipe with a clean cloth until the stain is removed.


Professional Cleaning

For a deep, thorough cleaning, it's best to have your custom woven tapestry professionally cleaned. Look for an experienced dry cleaner or textile cleaning specialist who has worked with fine, delicate fabrics and fibers before. They will have the right methods to safely clean your tapestry without damaging it.


Store Properly

Additionally, when you're putting your woven tapestry away for storage, it's important to store it properly to prevent damage. Use a breathable fabric like cotton or linen to make a storage bag or container. Avoid using plastic bags or airtight containers, as these can trap moisture and lead to mildew, mold, or musty odors developing over time.


Handle with Care  

Finally, if any pieces of yarn are snagged or pulled loose, please do not just pull them out! This will cause a larger problem across the entire piece of art rather than that one spot. Most of the time (depending on the extent of damage done to the fabric) it would be advisable to take the piece of art to a professional who can do woven fabric repairs.


Taking Care of Woven Blankets


Cleaning is a Breeze

All of our woven blankets are fade and warp resistant, making them perfectly safe to throw in the washer and dryer. The best part is that the blankets will only get softer the more you wash and use them!


Care & Repair

Again (since the woven construction of our blankets is similar to our tapestries), if any pieces of yarn are snagged or pulled loose, please do not just pull them out! This will cause a larger problem across the entire piece of art rather than that one spot. Small repairs can be made more easily on our blankets than our tapestry fabric. Because the weave is looser, threads that are pulled loose or snagged and be knotted and trimmed with ease. Any further damage will be difficult to repair on your own, so it would be advised to have a fabric repair specialist take a look at it.


Conclusion

Our custom blankets are made to remain durable and easy to care for so that they can be used and loved for decades. Meanwhile, our custom tapestries are exquisite pieces of craftsmanship that, with proper care, will be on display for longer than I can imagine. Whether your custom woven blanket or tapestry is for the gallery or the home, this guide will help make sure it stays there looking amazing for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about care either check our products page (Woven Blankets & Woven Tapestries) or contact our artist liaison team!


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