A large textile may need to be rolled for storage. Textiles that have painted elements can be especially vulnerable. Loss of the paint layer may occur as the flexible textile does not provide a rigid support for the (often brittle) paint layer.
In preparation for rolling a large textile you will need the following items.
Then follow the steps below.
Rolling multiple textiles
Remember all the textiles should be paint/decoration side out.
Information about storing textiles, including helpful instructions about rolling textiles can be found in reCollections. Click on the following link to go directly to the relevant pages: http://amol.org.au/recollections/2/1/09.htm
The Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois, USA, also has a very informative website including information and a short video clip showing a large textile being rolled. Click on the following link: http://www.spurlock.uiuc.edu/news/2002_07-05.html