In my original mood board for our living room design, I’d included a woven wall hanging. I started procrastinating about it though, because the piece I’d used was basically impossible to get hold of.
I’d had a look at other weavings on Etsy, but I wanted something both very textured and very neat, and everything I found was either one or the other. So I largely gave up on the idea, and wrote this post about all the options I was considering.
Then, my friends, I found Anita Meads of By Bella Designs through Instagram (I’m EmmersonAnd15th over there), and totally fell in love with her work. When I got in touch on Etsy, she’d only ever done smaller weavings, and I wanted one three feet wide. But she already had a big loom and was willing to give it a go. We worked together on the colour palette, and I said I wanted something with “big chunky fluffy bits [which I’ve since learned is called roving] mixed with the tighter, neater bits.” I referenced one of her smaller pieces to show the sort of style I was after:
Anita sent me progress photos while she was working on the wall hanging, and I got more and more excited with each one…
It was initially hung on a wooden dowel, but that started to bend under the weight.
I’ve got a few other copper accents in the living room, so I suggested a copper dowel instead, and when it arrived it looked perfect.
The whole process took a couple of months from start to finish, but it was so worth the wait. I am completely smitten with my woven wall hanging. It was an investment for me, definitely, but I’m so happy I didn’t settle.