Lately, I’ve been finding myself drawn to the somewhat crazy resurgence in the popularity of woven textile art. A million years ago these commonly took the form of macramé owls, rendered in écru and brown wools, hanging in living rooms with wall-to-wall shag carpeting. I think you know what I’m talking about here.
I always appreciate a traditional skill-based medium made to feel modern again, and these weavings feel especially beautiful and current if you picture them living in more minimal settings – their inherent warmth and texture really plays well with contemporary furnishings and white walls. They’re just such a great mixture of art, design, and craft; colour, pattern and composition. One of each, please.
Image above: weaving in shades of cream and blush by Maryanne Moodie.
‘Blink’ weaving by Heddle and Needle.
‘Cabin Fever’ weaving by Minna.
Wall hanging by Julie Thevenot.
‘Red Desert’ weaving by Hazel and Hunter.
‘Palm Tree Bark’ weaving by Brook & Lyn.
Vintage fiber art (had to include one example of the real old deal) from The Brick House.
‘Founders Weaving’ and ‘Mini Triangle’ by All Roads.
Can you see past the ’70s hangover and picture one of these in your home now? Are you as oddly tempted as I am to try your hand at making one (yes, yes, a possible fool’s errand)?