Dreamers + Doers highlights emerging artists, entrepreneurs, and up-and-coming ones to watch. Whether it’s starting a new business, creating something beautiful, or just daring to do things differently, we stand behind those taking steps toward something new. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, weaver Jeannie Helzer creates large-scale wall hangings from super plush wool roving, and the results are unique, ultra-cozy wall accessories. We visited her studio to find out more about her process…
THINGS I'VE MADE FROM THINGS I'VE PINNED: DIY WOVEN WALL HANGING. — Gathering Beauty
Welcome to the second installment of Things I've Made From Things I've Pinned. This week I've been having a go at weaving. It seems like an understatement to say that woven wall hangings have been everywhere recently. My pinterest feed has been flooded with them. I've seen some amazing examples but it wasn't until I saw this tutorial from Honestly WTF pop up on Craftgawker that I finally decided to try making one myself.
This intricately hand-woven wall tapestry is full of texture and charm. Woven using range of fibres such as hand-dyed merino wool roving, linen and hand-spun wool in a palette of frosty blue, cream, grey and silver, it's a unique piece that stands out on the wall! This piece measures approximately 58cm long and 29cm wide. It hangs from a wooden stick found on a canal side walk in Delft, the Dutch town in which this piece was made.
MADE TO ORDER. Handmade woven wall hanging. Made in Chile with natural wool and driftwood from Lago Puyehue. Measures 15,75x51 inches. Made to order. It takes me 3 weeks to do it and three more weeks the delivery.