Who has been drooling over the wall weaving / woven fiber art trend? (Does anyone know the official name for these?) I NEED one for my living room in the California home. I ordered a small one for the house on wheels (or more commonly known as our glamper), but it felt kinda pricey, so I’m thinking, why not try my hand at it?
Here is a roundup of a few of my favorite tutorials for those of you who would like to get started. Caution, yarn can be addicting. I used to hoard the stuff, til I broke down and sold it to a group of highschoolers wanted to yarn-bomb their gym teachers car…. but that’s another story.
There is a selection here for everyone, from a simple weaving from a mini cardboard loom, to the complicated variations in color and thickness of the roving. Even a weaving kit thrown in there for the ultra lazy bunch who don’t want to have to think to hard (hey, I’m not judging!).
This one is a little different than the standard wall hanging, which I think makes it ultra special. Her tutorial is perfect for beginners, and can also be called an “ikea hack”!
The tutorial includes a “how-to” on making the giant pom-poms and the supply list (spoiler alert, an ikea trip is in store!).
This is a 2 part post for her, but I skipped right to the second post because it was so thorough. She lays it out step by step how to add fun shapes and different colors into your project. I especially liked her pictures on how to weave in the ends and finish off!
This one is intimidating. With its cascading long bits and and variations in colors. But, c’mon guys, she uses a fork as one of her tools! A fork! I love it, push down the yarn, grab a bite of cake, a little more yarn. LOL Give her a chance, this will blow you away.
Another simple tutorial. And another fork. They are really making these tutorials for dummies…er, I mean the everyday gal. No special tools needed in this one. If you do any amount of crafting (as in own a sewing needle, or yarn needle), you can make this mini weaving!
5. Going Home to Roost Woven Wall Hanging
If these tutorials haven’t covered everything you need to get you started, or hasn’t offered enough inspiration, head over to Going Home to Roost for images of her first woven wall hanging. She’s also included her list of tutorials she used as reference. Her finished piece is GORGEOUS!
6. Loom Kits for the Uncoordinated
If you are feeling intimidated by designing one of these or coordinating colors, let the pros do it for you. It will look fabulous, and you can still claim it as your own. The picture below is from Anthropologie, because who doesn’t love everything Anthro. But there are plenty to be found on Etsy.com, like THIS ONE.