If your room looks dull, there’s no drama going on there. Then you may think of decorating your room, but it sometimes feels like there is nothing to do much with the room organization. But you know what you can spice up the things by decorating the vast open spaces you have in your room that are your walls. There are many possibilities for decorating them in as many ways as you want. Just a few additions to your room walls can make it look and feel elegant and welcoming. You can reflect your personality and taste through the walls of your room, and there are many ways to amp it as well. Your walls can be customized according to your requirements. As there are a lot of ways to decorate them some of them are murals, mirrors, photo frames, and much more. One of them is a tapestry.
What is tapestry?
A tapestry is a form of textile art. it is also called wall hanging. It is a large flat piece of fabric that is hung on the wall of your room and looks very historic. These have been used since Hellenistic times. These were traditionally weaved with the hands-on loom. It is a very time consuming and labor based work. A professional weaver who spent 38-40 hours a week can weave about one sq. Meter in a month. As it is cleared that it takes so much time to make, it must be costly as well. There are so many designs that you can go for such as Moroccan, jacquard, lunar phases tapestry and moon phases tapestry, etc. It comes in many shapes designs and forms as well, but here we’ll talk about making the chenille wall hangings.
Chenille is a French word used for the caterpillar. It is named so because of its process by which it is made. This yarn was produced far back in the 18th century. It imparts a vibrant and soft look. This yarn looks luxurious feels luxurious well as reflects a gorgeous finish. It gained popularity again in uri1970’s.
To make these the chenille needle is used. These needles are large-eyed needles. The length and diameter of these needles are the same as the cross-stitched needles. But the chenille needles have a sharp point different from the needles that are used in ribbon and crewel embroidery.
Let’s learn how to diy chenille tapestry at home
Materials required: – a bed sheet made of chenille yarn, pom-poms, glue gun, loop yarn, ribbon, scissors, and chenille yarn.
- First, take your full-sized bedspread and cut out it from the middle. You’ll get two equal portions from one bed-sheet.
- Now take one portion and spread that on a hard surface and now you can get on to your work.
- now to make designs on the chenille bed sheet use chenille yarn of contrasting colors(suppose if your bed sheet is of light color then you can take dark color chenille yarn or simple the black one) and make designs as you want with the help of hot glue gun.
Note- make sure to work in small sections and try to follow and outline the design with the chenille yarn.
- Press the yarn firmly on the hot glue you’ve applied.
- You can do as many designs as you want such as making flowers by simply looping yarn. They look very adorable.
- You can also add ribbons and pom-poms to that.
- The more you add, the more colorful it’ll look.
Once it is completed, it’ll look very bright and colorful. You can also gift it to someone. Chenille tapestries are every delicate as this yarn is very soft; therefore you should keep this in mind before washing them as most chenille fabrics should be dry cleaned. If washed with hand or in the machine then they should be dried using low heat and flat on a surface to avoid stretching which means that you should never hang it while it is drying.
Chenille wall hanging provides beauty and elegance to any room so you can surely think of making it at home, as it’ll save you, money as well. And on the other hand, will do much to your room.