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Wonderful Woven Wall-Hangings, Made Right Here

Chelsay Russell of Little Weave Bird created her first wall hanging as a DIY project. Now, she sells locally handmade weavings online.

By Tessa Cooper

Jun 2018

Weaved Yarn Wall Hanging by Little Weave Bird
Photo by Tessa Cooper
Weaved Yarn Pillow by Little Weave Bird
Photo by Tessa Cooper
Weaved Yarn Wall Hanging by Little Weave Bird
Photo by Tessa Cooper
Weaved Yarn Wall Hanging by Little Weave Bird
Photo by Tessa Cooper

Where do you find inspiration?
I never draft up the weave before I make it, I collect the yarns I want to use and go from there. I let the wall hanging create itself. I’m also really inspired by texture. I like the wall hangings to come to life, to be able to pop out at you, to be able to feel them. I’m also inspired by nature. For the [piece titled] Moss, I wanted to replicate moss and make it as realistic as possible. 


Where is a good place to display a hanging?
I’ve put my wall hangings over my bed kind of as a bed frame. Some people put them in their living rooms, kitchens or wherever to make the room feel cozier. 


What are you most proud of in your work?
If you follow different weavers, you’ll notice that everyone has a unique style. You’ll see that their wall hangings are pieces of art, and you’ll know it’s them automatically just by looking at it. I feel like I’m finally getting my own style, and that feels good. 

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Russell creates wall hangings, pillows, hand towels, clutches and coasters. Have a specific vision? Russell also welcomes custom orders. Browse her collection or get a custom order started on her website.