Hello there Buttoneers! I so excited to share with you numbers 7 & 8 in my Create 28 craft blog challenge…Woven Wall Hangings! If you are a newbie Buttoneer you can catch up on my Create 28 challenge in its category here. As most of you know by now, I am a little obsessed with weaving, especially weaving on my wooden peg loom. You can find examples here and here and not forgetting my Peg Loom Weaving Tutorial Part One and Part Two. So, naturally, I wanted
I wanted the woven wall hangings to be one of the first items in my list of crafty goodness, but time was not on my side!
If any of you have woven on a peg loom before will know how time consuming the whole process is – especially the threading up of those long warp threads through the wooden pegs with tiny holes! Yikes!
Now I finally, after a lot of practise I feel like I am thoroughly proud of my weaving and therefore am super excited to be able to share them with you. I have certainly put a lot of thought (and a whole heap of trial and error) into how to hang and finish them off, which meant a lot of playing around with pine wood dowels and wooden beads of different colours and sizes. Phew!
So, without further ado, here is number 7 in my Create 28 blog challenge…a pretty pink and dusky grey wool/yarn peg loom woven wall hanging…
For this woven wall hanging pretty pink and dusky grey wool/yarn has been carefully hand-woven on a wooden peg loom to create a fibre art textile wall hanging for your home. The pretty dusky rose pink toned wool/yarn is complimented beautifully with a fun pop of a brighter pink coloured variegated wool/yarn, which in turn blends delicately with the dusky ash grey.
The top part of the woven wall hanging is is also secured with 6 purple wooden beads and carefully split into a criss-cross design to reach a further 5 purple wooden beads before being tied to a round pine dowel. A length of the brighter pink wool/yarn is then looped around the dowel securely and tied in a bow at the top that adds fun to the overall design and produces a secure way of hanging the woven art
The dusky ash grey wool/yarn is woven into a triangle shape across the rows of pretty dusky rose pink toned wool/yarn woven goodness. Two wide stripes of a brighter variegated pink wool/yarn complete the design across the top and bottom of the triangle design and the weaving is finished off with a further band of the pretty dusky rose pink toned wool/yarn to the top and bottom of the piece.
The ends of the weaving are grouped together with 6 dark purple wooden beads to hold them secure and are hand cut in a diagonal shape to add further design to each tasselled end that draws your eye down the woven piece right to the bottom of the hanging.
The pine dowel has been hand-sanded down at the ends to create a beautifully finished bevelled edge. The pine dowel is approx. 28cm across and the hung woven wall hanging is approx. 56cm from the tied bow top to the bottom of the weaving itself and a total of approx. 76cm right down to the bottom of the longest tassel. The woven part of the wall hanging is approx. 21cm wide. There are 11 wooden beads at the top in total and 6 wooden beads at the bottom before the diagonal tassels.
Number 8 in my Create 28 challenge is my nautical inspired royal blue and crisp white wool/yarn peg loom woven wall hanging. The rich royal blue and crisp white wool/yarn has been carefully hand-woven on a wooden peg loom to create a different fibre art textile wall hanging than the previous one. The blue toned wool/yarn contrasts beautifully with the fresh white wool/yarn, creating a nautical feel and I love this!
The white wool/yarn is woven into a triangle shape across the rows of blue woven goodness and stands out in a pop of colour. Two further stripes of white wool/yarn complete the design across the bottom of the weaving.
The top part of the woven wall hanging is also secured with blue wooden beads and carefully tied in nautical inspired knots in a macramé fashion to a round pine dowel. This is then tied together at the top leaving a tufty fluffy tassel at the top that adds fun to the overall design.
The ends of the weaving are grouped together with a blue wooden bead to hold them secure and are hand-cut to keep a lovely length to each tassel that draws your eye down the woven piece right to the bottom of the hanging.
As before, the pine dowel has been hand-sanded down at the ends to create a beautifully finished bevelled edge. The pine dowel is approx. 27.2cm across and the woven wall hanging is smaller than the pink and grey one and is approx. 46cm from the tied top to the bottom of the weaving. In total the weaving is approx. 58cm from the tied top to the bottom of the tassels. The woven part of the wall hanging is approx. 21cm wide. There are 6 wooden beads at the top and 6 wooden beads at the bottom.
With both woven wall hangings, each row is lovingly hand-woven around wooden pegs on a peg loom which creates a rounded, plumper and a more dimensional weaving compared to a more traditionally woven wall hanging on a traditional loom.
Side Note: Just look how great the blue and white woven wall hanging looks side by side with the matching pom pom garland from last week!?
So, there you go! Eight down and Twenty to go! Eeeek! That is still a lot to squeeze in before I turn 28 in June and I am
a little scared totally terrified! Fingers crossed!
What do you think? Which was your favourite – pink or blue? Do you prefer the nautical inspired one or the warm pink and grey tones? I would love to hear all about it!
I will be launching these woven wall hangings into the Eliston Button Etsy Shop soon after posting this blog post. I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!