We're always on the lookout for new, interesting, and easy ways to decorate a wall. Morgan from Panda Head Blog shares this simple and super-customizable tutorial for an organic modern take on textile art using fabric strips and an embroidery hoop.
Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes
Project Cost: $2-$10
What You Need
- 1 embroidery hoop (wooden or metal; any size). These are easy thrift store finds, and can often be sourced in multiples, for less than $2 each.
- 3 complementary cotton textiles. You can use fabric you have on hand, or source either new or used. Fabric should be minimum 24" in length, and longer is ideal.
- Ruler (optional)
- Washer/dryer (optional)
- Hammer and nail
1. Separate the inner and outer sections of your embroidery hoop, and choose one to use for your base.
2. Using your ruler and scissors, cut several 2" wide strips from each of your fabrics (you'll want a few of each for the next step). If you're happy with the way the edges look, proceed to step 3. If you'd like them to be more frayed, either drag against the scissor blade until you're happy, or toss the strips in with a load of laundry, wash and dry, and then move ahead.
3. Attach strips one by one to the embroidery hoop with a single knot, playing with placement until you're pleased with the visuals. Your end result should feature an odd number of strips (odd is always better than even in décor and display!). Trim the bottoms of the strips as desired (fraying the edges against a scissor blade) or leave long for dramatic effect.
4. Hang using the hammer and nail.
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(Image credits: Panda Head Blog)