It wasn’t until recently that I realized that a woven wall hanging would be the perfect decoration for our main floor powder room for 2 reasons. 1. it would look cool, and 2. it would help absorb noise in a room that doesn’t benefit from great acoustics.
Eager to start a new project, I found my large box of old yarn (from a long-ago crocheting phase) and started picking out colors that would coordinate with the [it-came-with-the-house-and-is-tolerable] wallpaper that adorns the bathroom walls. That’s when I paused & thought – “Hmmm, maybe I should do a practice weaving first…”. And so I did:
This is my practice weaving. As it turns out, a box of old yarn is NOT the only thing you need to create a weaving. I could have benefited from a loom, a tapestry needle and a shed stick – but I made do with a homemade cardboard loom (thanks to tips from this site), a paperclip and a ruler.
All things considered, I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.
I really enjoyed this project. The act of weaving was incredibly relaxing and it was satisfying to watch it grow. I also enjoyed the challenge of arranging my random assortment of yarns to try to make a [semi] cohesive design.
I want to try another one, this time just 2 colors and some shapes. After that, I’ll tackle the large one for our powder room. And, of course, I’ll be sure to share how they each turn out. Thanks for reading :)