Have you been wanting to learn how to make your own gorgeous DIY woven wall hanging, like the ones you’ve spotted all over Instagram and Pinterest lately? I’ve found the perfect and easiest way to help you get started!
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Sometimes I’m at a loss for how to fill wall space. I have moments where I wish I could snap my fingers and a designer would magically appear and tell me exactly what to do with a space.
Plus I’m at a point in my life where I only have capacity for meaningful objects in my home. I don’t just want fillers I can get at any big box store.
I’ve also been dying to try out a weaving project, but I didn’t know where to begin to find the tools I would need.
What is The Crafter’s Box?
It’s a place to go for amazing curated crafting project kits with all the materials and expert-led directions to complete beautiful pieces. You can either subscribe to a monthly membership, or shop for individual workshops or extra supplies. There are a lot of options.
The workshops are designed by pro-crafters for embroidery, painting, flower making, weaving, wood carving, stained glass, candle making and more!
My first feeling was shock when I opened up my Rya Weaving kit and saw the beautiful materials inside. I’ve never had a kit provide such high quality tools and supplies before!
The yarns are gorgeous neutral wools and soft natural fibres. The loom is made with sturdy maple wood and it comes apart for easy storage.
I could gush on and on about these materials, honestly, I was blown away by the beauty and the quality. I tried to showcase that in my little unboxing video so you can see everything that came in the box too! (Be gentle with me, I’m brand new at trying to make videos! lol)
Not only are the materials stunning, but there were enough yarns that I was able to make a second weaving! I wanted two hangings because I wanted something to hang above both beds in our guest room. I’m so so happy with the result!
Once you get your kit, you have access to a video tutorial explaining how to make the weaving. The video is clear and detailed.
What is a Rya Weaving?
A Rya knot is a technique of knotting in a loom weaving that results in a row of fringe. So this particular weaving workshop is a big, fluffy, sumptuous, textured beauty of knots!
In the photo below, the weaving on the left is the Rya weaving, the one on the right is my own experimental creation.
I also love that there is so much room for personalization in this project. You can decide for yourself which yarns to use and how much and how long to make them. With the exact same kit, 2 people could come out with very different pieces!
And once I got the hang of the weaving process, it was a very relaxing activity. I found so much peace in my evenings of quiet weaving.
How to Make A Weaving on a Loom
This loom could not have been easier to assemble. The 4 sides simply fit together into grooves. The kit also comes with a ‘sword’ for separating the threads as you weave, and a shuttle, for wrapping lengths of yarn to feed between the threads.
There were some very helpful tips in the video tutorial for learning how to string the loom properly.
DIY Woven Wall Hanging
The kit also came with a dowel and leather cord to make hanging the DIY weaving super easy.
After finishing the main Rya piece, I had lots of yarns but only small amount of the wool roving leftover. So I used it to create two sections of fluffy tactile interest in my second weaving project.
I love that after the initial project is done and the materials are used up, I still have this gorgeous loom that I can use again and again to make new projects! (Stay tuned for those by the way, I have plans! 😉
It’s just such a bonus with a craft kit to end up with quality supplies that are keepers and can inspire future crafting. Am I gushing again? Haha, my love for The Crafter’s Box clearly runs deep!
Even after the second weaving was complete, I still had leftover yarns. I’m sure I’ll be incorporating them into future projects!
Is my weaving totally perfect? Of course not! I’m still working on maintaining consistent tension and figuring out how to combine fibres in a pleasing way. But gosh it was fun to practice and start developing a new skill. As a maker, I thrive when I get to learn something new!
I used to love taking classes at my local sewing studio, until they shut down. It really filled my cup and helped me avoid creative ruts.
I can’t recommend The Crafter’s Box enough. It was a wonderful experience and the end result is so beautiful. Now I just need guests to come stay so that I can humbly accept all their compliments about my DIY woven wall hanging! haha
Besides, “it’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” (Bonus points if you know what movie I’m quoting!)
Have you tried The Crafter’s Box yet? Or would you like to? Tell me about your experience or ask me questions in the comments below!