I bought a really fabulous woollen rug, with the intention of hanging it on a wall: partly as decoration, and partly as an experiment in acoustic treatment of the room.
My plan is to make a wooden frame (possibly with a visible surround, like a picture frame - but possibly not) to support it and then hang in on the (block work) wall on French cleats.
The rug measures 2m x 1.4m and weighs about 15kg. It has the traditional, very dense woven backing.
I don’t know the best way to fix the rug to this frame (stitching through the backing maybe?)
I want the rug to remain flat, so thinking it needs to be attached all the way around the edges.
A couple of friends suggested “just put in on the floor instead”! But 1) I don’t currently have a suitably large free floor space for it; and 2) I think it’s too nice to walk on…
However, I’d prefer to do minimal damage to the backing, as 3) I’d like the possibility of using as intended sometime in the future, and 4) it was, for me, a most extravagant purchase.
Am I hoping for too much?
Any thoughts on how to tackle this would be much appreciated.