Needlework is placed over an acid-free backing.
It is temporarily pinned into place on the edges, and adjusted for correct placement, and straight lines.
Once the needlework is sitting correctly, it is laced up across the back to hold it in place.
We do not use staples or glue on needleworks.
If your tapestry is warped, (for example if it was not produced on a frame) we will need to “block” it, to bring it back into shape. This involves moistening the back of the fabric, and gently stretching and easing into shape, then pinning it to a blocking board. It is then left in this position for a couple of days. If the canvas is very warped, this process may need to be repeated until the canvas holds its correct shape.