I’m pretty sure there isn’t anything in my home that would suggest I have bohemian or hippie sensibilities, and “retro” isn’t an adjective I’d use to describe my style. So I find it surprising* that I’m suddenly drawn to the look of woven wall hangings, a vintage-inspired decor trend that seems to be making a comeback — at least among the people I follow on Instagram.
Inspired by photos of colorful and artfully crafted textiles in my feed, I began to do a little bit of research on woven wall hangings. Turns out that Grace shared 20 examples of wall hangings on Design*Sponge in March, and Decor8 explored this micro trend last year.
Of the various styles of wall hangings featured on those sites, including macramé and flat weaves, my favorite is a combination of thick yarn and tassels. I love how they add dimension and warmth to a wall.
One fiber artist prominently featured on both blogs is Maryanne Moodie, whose work I first spied in an Instagram photo posted by Natalie. Maryanne is a rising star of the design community — and for good reason. Her wall hangings, which gently hint at a Southwestern aesthetic, somehow feel simultaneously modern and vintage.
Maryanne is going to be teaching two weaving workshops for DesignLoveFest in Los Angeles, so if you live nearby, you should definitely attend. I wish I could!
Around the same time that Natalie snapped a pic of her new weaving up on her living room wall, Rachel from Smile and Wave began posting photos of mini-weavings she was crafting for the May Faire at her son’s school. Rachel isn’t a professional fiber artist like Maryanne, but I’d spend money on her handiwork! I especially love the white wall hangings with neon pink yarn.
Rachel taught herself how to weave using a loom she crafted from an old dresser drawer. On her first attempt, she created this woven textile using pink and brown twine. Amazing, right? I’m almost inspired to try my hand at weaving, too. Almost.
How do you feel about woven wall hangings? Do you think they’re fashionable wall decor or just old fashioned?