Needlework includes all needlework, embroidery, cross-stitch, and crewel, whether they are from kits or original designs. Tapestries include hand woven rugs, handmade quilts, and batiks.
Since these articles represent a considerable investment of skill and time, it is very important that they be displayed and protected from damage. There are many ways to display these items, and each may require special treatment to bring out the best in the work and to ensure its preservation.
Before you bring this type of work in for framing, be sure to take it to a professional cleaner and have it cleaned and blocked.