Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Woven Wall Hanging, "Under the Pond"

I've been working on getting my Woven Wall Hangings ready to list on Etsy.  This morning I cut the painted muslin strips I made as seen in my previous post (back to that later).

Here is the second of two on Etsy!


When I began this weaving (my first), I start with a yarn - - none in particular.  I know it's the wild abandon of just picking and choosing I like.  I rely on my eye to make the selection.  I do look for some balance of color and texture as I go along, but I don't agonize over it (thank heavens for that).  If I did, where would be the fun?  The yarn which is what I call, the "setup", is cotton - straight from JoAnne's Fabrics.  The light green I bought at a Sheep and Wool Festival years ago.  I did make a sweater out of it - wow, chunky is not the word!  Some of the other is artist yarn - you know, fancies.  Of course, there has to be a "Felted" somewhere.  You can see it in the third picture on the right side.
I love this one because there are so many different yarns, one felted cord and that gorgeous focal bead!  Of course, the colors are great from pale to dark.  I painted the dowel green.  

Here's the back, painted muslin, signed, dated and named.  I moved the two needle felted beads more towards the center of the dowel - they are moveable and I'm giving the option of having them glued by none other than me.

Here's a closer look
The focal bead is from this great Etsy shop.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/macarroll.  I bought the bead first (and some smaller ones) and then chose the yarn.


  1. Beautiful!

    -Tiffany with Will Write 4 Food

  2. It so amazing Connie im in love with it...such beautiful colours....can i ask u a question pl?! what sort of loom do you have? x



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