This woven wall hanging was so much fun to make for Fairfield with their fabulous cotton batting that I dyed with Tulip® dyes in lemon and indigo colors, and combined them with recycled jeans, shredded damask fabric, and Loopy Mango yarn. It is part of a Fairfield social media campaign, and I can't wait to show you the rest of the projects that were made for a beautiful sunroom with tons of projects. So check back soon, for more deets!
Meanwhile, here are the steps it took for me to make this wall art, that I hope inspires you to get busy and weave something fabulous for your home. And P.S. it's not nearly as hard to make as it looks!
100% Natural Cotton Quilt Batting (medium) 1 roll from 2-Pack
Oly-Fun™ Lemon Drop Fabric
½ Skein “Loopy Mango” Yarn
100% Domestic Merino Wool
2 Skeins (140 Yards Each) Caron Acrylic Rug Yarn
Tulip™ One-Step Fabric Dye
3 pkgs. Blue
3 pkgs. Yellow
1 Pair Denim Jeans
¼ Yard Damask Denim Printed Fabric
Two 45” Wooden Rods
Scissors, Clamps, Foam Board, Pins, Crochet Hook, Fabric Glue
Mix blue and yellow dye according to directions, pour into containers.
Cut batting in half, then roll tightly and plunge into dye. Let set overnight.
Wring out dye and rinse until water runs clear. Hang dyed batting to dry.
Cut up denim jeans into 1-inch strips. Launder and hang in sun to dry.
Hang rod with yarn and clamp to foam board.
Cut rug yarn into 2-yard lengths. Tie to rod with a reverse Lark’s Head Knot. Continue across the entire length of the rod.
Clamp second rod to foam board, 30-inches from the top rod. Tie loose yarn to rod across the entire length of the bottom rod with a Square Knot.
Weave Loopy Mango Yarn across the top of the hanging with a crochet hook. Continue across the entire length of the rod 5 times.
Tear the dyed blue batting into a long irregular piece. Weave entire piece from left to right, skipping every 5 rows. Glue batting edge to the back.
Create large loops with the Loopy Mango Yarn from left to right, then tightly weave in rows to finish the area where the batting ends.
Weave strips of OlyFun™ Fabric tightly to fill in the area for an accent.
Weave strips of denim damask fabric to even out the area below the irregular shaped batting.
Continue the weaving process, interchanging the different materials and textures until you reach the bottom rod.
Using the PattieWack™ Pom-Pom and Tassel Makers, create 12 large pompoms and tassels with strips of all the materials.
Tie the tassels all the way across the bottom of the wall hanging, and then tie the pom-poms at the top of all the tassels.
Glue any loose edges on the back of the wall hanging. Let dry.
Braid or twist Loopy Mango Yarn and use to create a hanger, leaving loose ends.
Make an extra-large pompom and a medium pompom. Tie pompoms off-centered to the wall hanging as an accent, and to complete the woven wall hanging.