How to Finish A Wall Hanging - Wear and Woven

How to Finish A Wall Hanging

Now in an ideal world, you’d clean up the back of your wall hanging as you weave. It makes things way less time-consuming in the end. But I don’t live in a perfect world, I live in a world where I always procrastinate this part until the very end. 

So here’s how I finish the back of my circle wall hangings. (This actually works for any type of wall hanging not just the circle ones.)

When you weave the leftover tails from the yarn will be at the back of the wall hanging. They have to be sewn into the back to “clean up” the wall hanging.



Here’s three different ways to do this.


I like to mentally divide my wall hangings into quadrants or sections according to color. It's not necessary it just helps me visualize my progress as I sew in the threads. (You don't actually have to put yarn over the back of the wall hanging, that's just to show you how I think of the quadrants).



The first way to sew in your yarn tails is to take one or two of them (this works best with thinner yarns) and thread them through your needle.

Then carefully guide your needle under a few stitches of a similar or same color yarn. Be gentle when you do this so you don’t pull the stitches out of place



Always double-check the front side to make sure the yarn tail isn’t visible from the front. Once you’ve got the yarn tail threaded through you can trim it.




If you have a bulky yarn or a large bundle of yarns instead of threading it through stitches try threading it through the backs of warp threads

Thread multiple strands of yarn (or just the large bulky yarn) through the eye of the needle and pull that through the back of the warp threads.



Check the front to make sure it's not visible. If it is, try removing it and try threading them through a different part of the weaving.




If you’re sewing in the tails to a section of your wall hanging that it is difficult to thread stitches into (like the back of rya loops) try threading your yarn tails through the back of warp threads like you did for bulky yarns or yarn bundles.



At the end of the day what matters is that all the threads are secure and your wall hanging will hang flat against a wall.



Some threads are just awkward to sew in. Just do what you have to do to secure them, no one looks at the back of the wall hanging after all ;)

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