Monday, March 3, 2014
Over a year ago, my sisters and I took a trip up the California coast, and on our last stop in Big Sur, we collected an armful of branches with the plans to make branch weavings for each of our homes. Needless to say, those branches sat in my pantry collecting dust month after month. Until yesterday, when I decided to use a sick day at home sitting on the sofa to take a stab at this wall hanging project. It ended up being quite reasonable in cost (under $20 for materials), fairly quick (3 hours start-to-finish) and ready to hang by the time the Oscars were over.
I selected two tonal yarns to make the poms and kind of eyeballed the measurements for hanging each strand. The fun part about this project is that you could make it in most any size and color to suit your space and taste. As for the branch, I’d recommend using one as straight and as sturdy as you can find so it doesn’t snap while you’re working. In case you’re curious, I used Patons Classic Wool Roving yarn for this piece, and tied everything using an off-white hemp yarn. I was thinking one of these would make a great house-warming gift too. Happy crafting!