9 Weaving Projects to Get Your New Hobby Going
Popular in the ‘70s, weavings were hanging on walls everywhere. From living rooms to hotel lobbies to restaurants, this stylish artisanal craft was having its heyday. Like many other trends, weavings have made a major comeback. Unlike the artwork of the ‘70s, the woven work we’ve had our eyes on has been flush with brightly colored yarn, layered with tassels and adorned with accessories like feathers and leather. Today we’re bringing you a list of nine weaving tutorials so you can make that cool wall hanging you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest.
1. Woven Doormat: This woven doormat is so vibrant and beautiful, we hate to put our stinky shoes on it! The use of paracord makes it super sturdy and tolerant of some stomping. (via A Beautiful Mess)
2. Wall Hanging: We love the inclusion of tassels and all of the layering in this wall hanging. Non-traditional additions to your weaving will make it stand out and give it personality. (via Honestly WTF)
3. Woven Coasters: Okay, so we couldn’t find her tutorial, but the steps are clear in the photo. Such a clever idea by this embroidery master. Look around your house and see what else you could use as a loom. The possibilities are endless. (via Karen Barbé)
4. Woven Floor Pouf: Speaking of interesting looms, our very own Kelly got creative making this woven pouf. By using a saucer she was able to get the weave to curve naturally into the shape she needed for a pouf. (via Brit + Co)
5. Stick Weaving: Can’t find ordinary objects that work for your loom? Go outside and grab a few sticks. The organic look of this weaving goes so well with the bohemian vibe we often associate with the Free People brand. (via Free People)
7. Woven Chairs: They call these macrame chairs, but we think they fall into the weaving category since they used the over-under technique instead of knotting the yarn. Regardless, they are badass. (via Deuce Cities Henhouse)
8. Woven Wall Art: Don’t have a loom? No problem. Grab a cardboard box, make some snips and add some string. Then check out our tutorial to make a stunning weaving to hang on your wall. Move over, gallery wall — woven art needs some space! (via Brit + Co)
Need more? Andrea of Loom and Spindle shares some great weaving tips on her blog, like how to prepare your loom and methods for making shapes. Also, if you’re more into learning by video, we’ve got a vibrant animated tutorial that will have you weaving AND dancing.
What other weaving DIYs would you like to see? Let us know and we’ll put them on our to-do list stat!