Hello there lovely Buttoneers! It is Create 30 time again! Hooray! One of my passions and hobbies at the moment is weaving so I immediately knew that weaving and woven wall hangings of some sort would feature in my Create 30 blog challenge.
If you are new to this little crafty, adventure filled corner of the blogosphere then you can catch up in my post – Create 30 – Let’s Do This!
I have been weaving for a while now, mainly until recently on my wooden peg loom – remember my Peg Loom Weaving Tutorial – Part One and Part Two? I also have one of my peg loom woven wall hangings left in the Eliston Button Etsy Shop from my Create 28 blog challenge (the pink version was snapped up not long after I launched it!) You can find my nautical inspired, geometric version in the shop here.
A while back I started weaving on a small framed wooden lap loom and I fell in love with it.
I practised and practised until I felt like I had nailed it – I am obviously continuously learning every time I try something new, but I felt like I had got the basics down I knew how to warp thread my little wooden loop without a tutorial, I was able to practice different weave techniques without looking at any instructions…that kind of thing. The more I played around weaving patterns and designs, the more I fell in love with the process – It is so therapeutic!
If I am having an off day, I can pick up my loom, make a cup of tea, and as long as I have some yarn – I’m all set.
Naturally, the more I practise the better I get and I was eager to share with you a few of my designs and input them into my Create 30 blog challenge and into the Eliston Button Etsy Shop so that I can continue to weave new ideas (and fund my gorgeously textured and beautifully coloured yarn addiction – Yikes!) Also, I wanted to make them a lot smaller than my peg loom woven wall hangings so that they took less time to create and therefore in turn, keeping the price down a lot more – that’s not to say it doesn’t take hours (and I mean HOURS!) to create!
These little beauties are lovingly hand crafted and time has been taken to learn new techniques and to choose the perfect yarn colours and textures for the job – That’s why happiness is handmade!
So without further ado…Here is my Create 30 – No. 2 – Mini Woven Wall Hangings…
First up is my pretty purple mini woven wall hanging that is sure to brighten up your home.
It is perfect for small spaces or even larger ones to add a tactile dose of gorgeous texture to your wall with a punch of bright, happy colour.
This wall hanging is completely hand-woven with different purple yarns in different thicknesses and textures including a chunky rich purple to a fluffy variegated pastel lilac toned yarn. View Post