Latest Obsession: Weaving

A couple of months ago I saw a tutorial on one of my favorite blogs on how to weave a wall hanging, and the idea as lingered in the back of my mind ever since.

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:

Practice weaving

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. Weaving on a cardboard loom

All things considered, I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.

Practice weaving

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 :)

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4 thoughts on “Latest Obsession: Weaving

    • Thank youuuuu! I used the fringe in the middle to cover up that random orange row – but once I braided the darker orange with the bright yellow (above it), I felt better about life :P

  1. Great job! Was it mindless or did you have to actually think about what you were doing?

    Let’s talk about that bathroom… what the heck kinds of things are people doing in there that you’re knowledgable about and concerned about the acoustics?!?? haha ;)

    • Semi-mindless. You need to pay attention and make sure that you’re going under and over the right way in the opposite direction. But it is super relaxing!

      Hahaha – hey, what people do in the bathroom is their business & their business only – so I don’t want anyone to feel like the whole kitchen can hear them. #caringhostess

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