DIY Natural Fibre Woven Wall Hanging
While surfing around on pinterest, I found myself inspired by this post from the blog Kate A Creates for a woven wall hanging. I have a whole board on Pinterest with DIYs from blogggers, so I think it would be fun to do a few more of these on the blog. So without further ado, let’s get started on this DIY natural fibre woven wall hanging.
Here is a photo of my inspiration:
Since I don’t have a professional loom, I used the cardboard method (click the link to learn more). For this DIY natural fibre woven wall hanging, I went outside and rounded up some bark, twigs, and dried out plants. Then, I gathered all the white and cream yarn in my collection.
For my wall hanging I incorporated black yarn to create different patterns. I also used some jute to create a tassels in the shape of a V. To create the tassels, I wrapped three pieces of the jute around each string. Then, taking a smaller piece of jute, I tied it around to create a tassel. I used a little piece of construction paper to measure out where I should place the tassels. It is helpful to mark the center of the paper to determine where to start on the other half. Then, I continued weaving with the white yarn to fill in the empty space. I also loosely wove in the area below the tassels to ensure they wouldn’t drop down when it was hanging on the wall.
When I was finished with the weaving, I turned the piece of cardboard around and cut all the strings. I sewed in the bottom part of the strings and tied them off behind the hanging. For the top part, I took two strings in front of a stick and two behind and just tied them around the stick. Then, I trimmed the yarn a bit and hid it behind the weaving. I attached a piece of jute to hang it up on the wall. Lastly, I took the loose yarn and sewed it into the weaving and trimmed it in the back.
Overall, I really love how it turned out! However, for next time I would like to keep the weaving the same width throughout and I think I could have done that if I secured the tassels in by just weaving around them. The top half of the weaving is super cool, but think I could improve on the bottom half. I did also try to incorporate some lavender, but it came out as I continued weaving. Therefore, I recommend waiting until the end to incorporate any elements such as dried flowers or leaves to prevent them from slipping out. You can check out my post on how to create woven lavender if this is something that interests you. Overall, I really love the different textures incorporated and had fun experimenting to get different shapes and patterns.
You can see that my finished wall hanging is much different from the original one I was taking inspiration from. However, I love the idea of incorporating these natural elements into a hanging. It was so cool to find elements outside that I could weave in. I am also very inspired to use some of these to weave a basket. Hopefully I will be able to try that out. Also, please comment below on any blogger DIY projects you have recently seen that you would like to see me try out. Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have an amazing day!