Hello lovely Buttoneers! Can you believe that we are at the end of March already!? I swear it gets faster every year – I neeeeeeeeed more time! I am trying my hardest to blog amongst the box city that we are living in at the moment after the move. We plan to paint, decorate and generally plan out each room a lot more before we unpack all of the non-essentials and of course figure out the new Eliston Button Headquarters so it’s all still a bit, well…boxy around here! It is all very exciting and I am so glad we are all in and settled and starting this new adventure in our new house and new town.
Luckily I am a
bit of a total organisation freak/planner/write-a-thousand-lists kinda girl!
I absolutely (by-the-skin-of-my-teeth) made sure a few of my future Create 30 makes were made in advance – Phew!
I really love these next three makes and was glad to be able to club them all together in a single blog post (although they will be all sold separately – unless you want the matching set of course!) to make sure I can (hopefully!) squeeze in all 30 makes before my birthday in June. Yikes!
I had a lot of fun trialling these woven wall hangings to get the right fit for the ideas I had whizzing about in my creative brain.
I played around with colour and texture and weaving techniques until I found the right fit and really love how they turned out – I think after spending a huge amount of time creating my Seaside Fabric Collages (Which, for the record, I really, really want to keep!) I was in full on holiday mode in my head and longed for a huge dose of vitamin sea! 😀 Don’t get me wrong, it is so fabulous to be able to explore a whole new area where we now live and it is definitely different to wake up each morning in a new home, but nothing beat the sunshine and sea though does it!?
So without further ado, here is – Create 30 – No. 20, 21 & 22 – Mini Beach Woven Wall Hangings!
Bring the gorgeous soft sands and the brilliant blue sky of the seaside to your home decor.
Imagine walking along silky, golden sands collecting shells and sea glass treasures, the sun adding a touch of glow to your cheeks and hearing the magic of the ocean by your side…
A small slice of heaven and a compact piece of eye-catching wall art, this mini woven wall hanging is perfect to small and large spaces alike without being too overwhelming to your existing wall art, at the same time as standing its ground in a small but rich coloured statement piece.
Soft beige yarn is braided in a single threaded Soumak weave in multiple layers in a soft and tactile stretch of warm oatmeal tones, building up a beach scene before your very eyes, giving the top of the piece a gorgeous chunky dimension. A thin cotton rope strand weaves in and out of perfectly themed seaside blue and white twine warp threads, just like fisherman’s rope washed up on the shore or ocean rounded pebbles beneath your feet, before merging with a single woven oatmeal beige coloured sand.
A warm toned sandy cotton fabric yarn takes over and adds a gorgeous golden glow as if the sun is warming the soft sand along the edge of the shore. Pastel blue and crisp white yarn is threaded together to form a thick band of colour and then gently braided to become crashing waves and salty sea foam. The woollen waves roll back into a fluffy looking yarn in a deep blue hue. The edges of the velvety blue yarn add a lovely additional dimension and deliberate roughly cut edges give the weaving shape and a real organic feel as a result.
Rich, deep teal yarn creates a gorgeous colour block of eye catching warmth that sits above the majestic seaweed-like tendrils below.
Beautiful and rich coloured peacock teal looped and gently stitched yarn create seaweed tassels that draw your eye down the woven wall hanging and flow into the depths of the ocean to finish off the piece.
Maybe instead you could add a slice of paradise to your home decor with this next weaving? The sound of the gentle, rippling waves kissing the soft sandy beach, the sun warm on your skin adding a glittering, golden glow to the shoreline and the fresh, salty breeze running through your hair are all created in your imagination when gazing at this woven wall hanging from the comfort of your own home – how lovely!
Warm beige yarn was carefully chosen and lovingly hand woven to form soft sands at the top of the piece before merging into golden fabric yarn sands that add a gorgeous tactile and organic feel to the wall hanging.
A small loose ended cotton rope-like strand carefully weaves in and out of the blue and white seaside bakers twine warp threads that looks just like sea foam bubbling against the shore before cresting into a light teal wave of woven cotton fabric.
A beautiful jade-green yarn builds up connecting the sections together, adding an eye-catching and vivid colour block, complementing its surrounding colours.
The deep blue braided Soumak weave creates texture and dimension that flows down the right hand side of the weaving to mix with the deep waters of the tassels below. Glitter threaded, navy blue yarn is then woven underneath as if caught by the sunlight and reflecting onto the surface promising treasure below. A chunky deep teal yarn is then braided across the piece, flowing to meet the gorgeous multi-tonal seaweed tassels.
Emerald green and beautiful peacock teal looped yarns create seaweed-like tassels that draw your eye down the woven wall hanging and flow into the depths of the ocean to finish off the piece.
Last but not least, Add a touch of the beach to your home decor with this next mini beach woven wall hanging.
You can almost feel the sea breeze on your face and hear the sound of seagulls in the air.
Soft beige yarn is lovingly hand woven in a small section at the top of the piece that meets a small loose ended cotton rope-like strand which carefully weaves in and out of the blue and white seaside bakers twine warp threads. Sandy coloured cotton fabric yarn is sandwiched between another rope-like stripe before merging into a soft sandy-beige woolly beach.
Waves crash against the sandy yarn shore in a fresh blue and white foam of colour in the form of a braided Soumak weave. This braided weave flows down the right hand side of the weaving to mix with the deep waters of the tassels below. Teal looped yarn tickles the waves before becoming a deeper teal as the sea merges with dark blue textured waters.
A deep ocean blue braided Soumak weave adds dimension and texture in waves to the piece before gently flowing to meet the beautiful soft waves below.
Shades of blue hues curl their way to the bottom of the weaving in a gorgeous and tactile multi-toned, looped yarn creating a seaweed affect into the depths of the ocean to finish off the piece
Each of the mini beach woven wall hangings are looped on to a short pine wooden dowel through the tops of the blue and white seaside striped warp threads. The dowels have then been drilled to thread through the matching blue and white striped twine which is securely knotted and finished with a deep blue wooden round bead on each side that beautifully compliments the colours of the wall hangings. This means they are ready to hang as soon as they arrive at your home – Perfect!
All of these weavings differ slightly in size due to the organic nature of weaving different yarns and fabrics but all sizes and dimensions are on each of the wall hangings’ descriptions in the Eliston Button Etsy Shop. The woven wall hangings are all packaged on to a stiff board to keep it flat during shipping.
All of my handmade products are shipped out to you carefully wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon tied in a bow before being lovingly placed into protective packaging, so are perfect for gifts for yourself or for your family and friends!
These woven wall hangings are all Ready To Ship but if you would prefer a different colour palette, please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat about your ideas or with a custom order – How exciting!
Which is your favourite? Do they make you think of anywhere you have been on holiday? Would you hang one in your bedroom to go to sleep dreaming of the sea breeze on your face and the warm sand between your toes? Or maybe in your living room so you can always have a slice of the ocean nearby? I would love to hear all about it!
As I mentioned in my Create 30 – Let’s Do This! Blog post, I will be listing each Create 30 make into my shop for purchase as I go along. You can now find this little dose of creativity in the Eliston Button Etsy Shop amongst the handmade goodness – I would love for you to grab a cup of tea and explore!
Until next time, meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!