Learning curves and picture wiring tutorial

I'm just that sort of person who works well with dead lines. I think I secretly enjoy the panic and stress that comes with it, but it also pushes me to work more. So after baby 'Z' was born and I was back to working on my art, I thought the next step should be taking part in Art fair.  The sammamish art FAir seemed like the perfect next step.... So I got my application form ready to send to the jury and then waited very impatiently to hear back! 

Almost immediately after getting my acceptance e-mail, panic mode hit! I've never done something like this, I don't know what all I'm supposed to do? I don't know how to make my work hang? How do I put it up? What will it hang on? Am I supposed to get it? Will they provide it???? Aaaaahh!!!! So the coming week I decided to go over to artEast (did I mention previously that I became a member of this community?!). I figured someone over there would be able to help me out, answers the trillion questions and guide me a bit in this new adventure! And boy was I right!! I met ..... Over there who was SUPER helpful, she even told me in which aisle of which shop to find which screw that would work best for my pieces!!!! And yes I was a complete dork asking the most ridiculous questions!  

Sooo! A few weeks later with paintings finished and ready to be hung I sat down to wire them, get them ready for hanging! So here's a small tutorial for doing the wiring and a list of materials I used.  

things you need:  

1. D hooks with screw 

2. Screwdriver  

3. Pliers  


5. Super soft strand (I used No. 4 )  

6. Pencil  

7. Ruler  

How to: 

1. Flip your canvas over, so the back is facing you. Make sure to have it the right way around you don't want to do the whole wiring only to find out that'll it'll hang upside down!  

2. With your ruler measure the canvas height, if for example the height is 10 inches I'm going to put a mark on the side panels at about 2.5 inches. This is to mark where you screws are going to go, so make sure to measure properly.  

3. Once you've got your markings down, get your D hook, screw and screw driver, line up the hook hole to the mark, place your screw and with the screwdriver, screw it in nice and tight. I used the screw driver to just get it into the wood a bit and then used my drill, so much easier! It can be done by hand but if you have a faster easier option, why not?! 

4. Once you've got put your hooks in place. It's time to get your wire out. So I put the wire in from the front of the hook not the back, got it through both the hooks and then a little extra to wrap, I kept this almost the same length as the full front wire.... Just a little bit less, so when I cut it and held the wire taunt they were just a little short from meeting in the middle.  

5. The knotting of the wire was really easy because of the great instructions that came with the wire! 

So here are some little drawings to show you how to do it with instructions too, because if your like me, you need visuals!!