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What can I hang my wall hangings from?

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There are actually a lot of options for hanging your wall hangings. The option you choose is dependent on your preference and what you think will make you’re wall hanging look best. I’ll list out a few ideas for you below starting with the one I normally use which is wood.

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Wood

Personally I like to use wood because it is fairly cheap and easy to cut. One option for wood is to find good sturdy wooden sticks outside. Wooden sticks from trees add some extra organic uniqueness to your weaves and can give your design some added interest. Just be sure to inspect the sticks for potential rotting and insect holes before you decide to use them. Another wood option, is wooden dowel rods. Dowel rods can be found at many craft stores and sometimes at hardware stores. I also came across some square dowel rods that I thought added a lot of interest to my wall hangings. You can find dowel rods in many lengths and sizes.

If you need to cut a wooden stick or dowel rod, you can use a hand saw and blade, which can be purchased at many hardware stores.

Metal

Metal is also an excellent item to hang from. You can use these brass or aluminum metal tubes or even copper pipes from the hardware store. It usually saves money to purchase the uncut copper pipes and then cut them yourself using a pipe cutter.

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Acrylic & Plastic

Another option is to use clear acrylic or plastic dowels. These can also come in a lot of interesting colors, that you could coordinate with your wall hangings.

Miscellaneous

As I mentioned before, you can really use anything you want to hang your wall hangings from, as long as it is sturdy. Some items that are more out of the box would be chopsticks, wooden spoons, knitting needles. Look around you and try to find more options!

Do you have a material that you normally hang your wall hangings from? Is there a material you’ve been wanting to try? I’d love to hear from you.

Happy Weaving!

Kate

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel
    November 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Can you explain how you made the warp intricately knotted in the first picture on this post? It’s lovely.

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Rachel! Thank you, I’m glad you like it. It actually isn’t the warp from my weave. I tied off my warp ends when I finished my weave. I then tied new threads to the dowel rod, tied them in simple knots together and attached them to my weave in the back 🙂 I think it would be possible to do this to your actual warp threads if they were long enough, you would just have to attach it to your dowel rod in a different way.

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        Rachel
        November 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

        Thank you – I love the combination of knotwork and weaving.

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    Molly grace
    August 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Where can you find clear dowels? Been looking and having a hard time finding some. Have you ever hung any of your wall hangings on them?

    • Reply
      Kate
      August 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      I haven’t hung any of my stuff from clear dowel rods, but I’m sure you can find them on Amazon if you search acrylic dowel rods and possibly other places too.

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