Aside from being a cozy must-have for the colder months, woven wall hangings bring a trendy, textured element to boring white walls. If you’re all about the woven wool art craze, we’ve got news that’ll make the creative crafter in you jump for joy. Rachel Denbow, weaving extraordinaire and regular contributor to A Beautiful Mess blog, just came out with a book that’ll teach and/or inspire you to whip up your own DIY woven wall art. Whether you want to add fluffy tasseled details to your throw pillows or you’re looking to expand your collection of cozy home accessories, her book DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More! is *everything* you need to whip up some fresh ‘n’ funky fiber art projects this winter.
If the idea of honing a new craft isn’t exciting enough, you’ll also be saving a good chunk of pocket money. Just think — all those trendy Urban Outfitter wall hangings and luxe Anthropologie rugs could be yours at a fraction of their listed prices. And no worries if you don’t have a loom or aren’t willing to invest in a pricey one. Rachel guides you through three how-to’s, for simple and portable looms to use as a more affordable option.
Additionally, DIY Woven Art teaches you how to choose the right fibers and embellishments for each project. With some practice and helpful tips from her book, you’ll be on your way to being on par with the pros!
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