Wall Art Trend: Framing Fabric

Framing fabric has always been a popular way to create wall art (whether you went the DIY route to create some inexpensive wall art, or the fine-art route with antique textiles in professional archival frames). But recently, it’s become an even bigger wall art trend–especially when the fabric is hand-dyed or vintage. There’s even a website entirely dedicated to framed textile art, Loomology.
A few weeks ago we talked about the rising popularity of African mud cloth wall art (which is essentially just lengths of mud cloth textiles that are mounted and framed), but there are a number of other fabric styles that designers are crazy about framing right now. Here’s a look at a few of them.

Indigo-dyed Fabric.
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A few weeks ago we installed a gorgeous display of various indigo-dyed fabrics in the stairway at the home of one of our clients. Indigo-dyed fabric is one of the oldest fabric dying techniques in existence, but it’s also easy to create framable versions yourself. Here’s an informative tutorial from Design Sponge that will teach you how to create Shibori (an ancient Japanese tie-dye technique) fabric with Indigo dye.

Ikat Fabric.
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Ikat is another ancient dying technique that’s always had a place in interior design. The indigo Ikat prints above are from Pottery Barn, but it’s easy to find a variety of Ikat print you love and create your own arrangement.

Chinoiserie Fabric.
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The intricacy of Chinoiserie designs is enough to earn them a spot on the wall. Vintage chinoiserie prints can be found on sites like Etsy and Ebay, and make a gorgeous addition to traditional or preppy room designs.
For more wall art trends check out:
Now Trending: African Mud Cloth Wall Art
Why we Still Love Gallery Walls