Woven Wall Hanging

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.

To say I’m happy with it is an understatement. It makes the whole room feel tranquil – it’s stunning to look at but doesn’t shout for attention. Which is perfect, because it’s now sitting pretty above something else terribly exciting, which kinda does shout for attention, but in the best way. There was a sneak peek up there (and I’ve shared a few more on Instagram) – I’ll spill the beans on my new sofa soon!
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