wednes-diy: rope swirl tapestries

a few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them! it looks like such a fun rainy day project.

what you need: a large piece of cardboard,  black marker, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms.




use a variety of different colors and textures to create a fun swirl – these purple and orange tassels are just another piece of string woven in with the others!





once you’ve got it down, you can make a whole bunch in different sizes and colors, to create a whole wall tapestry just like the ones in our stores :) i can’t wait to try this!

Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration!

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12 years ago

cute :) you could also make smaller ones for coasters!

12 years ago

Thank you for todays DIY! I was captivated by this when you first posted it a few days ago and now I just need to find some of those bright tassels and trims, any ideas on where to order? I think I’ll be using a lot of hemp as well in mine. Very cool, thank you Julia.

12 years ago

i think i may have to try this in an effort to be more crafty. thanks for the tutorial! :)

12 years ago

Well this is effing groovy.

12 years ago

me encanta!!! amo el textil!! y pienso hacer uno!! gracias!!

12 years ago

i might make a few decorative throw rugs for my sunroom!

12 years ago

made one for my room and it looks great! thanks for the instructions! i plan to make smaller ones to use as place mats for the kitchen table!

12 years ago

Wow!!! I’ve posted your article on my blog :-)

12 years ago

i think i’ll hang this on my wall, one i make it. like the one at the free people nearest me– it’s adorable!

12 years ago

ah i love this! and kids can do this, too, so it’s extraawesome. thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

12 years ago

i really wanna do this but where can i get colored rope from!!!?

12 years ago

Love, love, love this. my house is almost all white so will love the pops of color. Thank you! I’m going to post it on my blog too. I have several quilters who are regulars and i know they’ll love it. Kudos to you!
Barb – The Empty Nest Mom

12 years ago

gostaria de dizer da alegria em ver uma trabalho tão perfeito quanto esse, fiquei maravilhada.
Fiz uma postagem em meu blog, citando esse endereço para eventuais interessadas no tutorial.
Parabéns e Obrigada, Dolly

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12 years ago


12 years ago

I love this and would love to make one similar. This tutorial is great, but it only shows how to make the large circle in the center. I was wondering about the smaller ones that just seem to be wound together. Also, how are the pom poms attached? And how did you get them all connected?!

12 years ago

I found this thru pinterest and I would definitely make my version of this rug:)

12 years ago

thanks for sharing .

12 years ago

I love this! How did you connect them all together?

12 years ago

It is amazing.beautiful idea.thanks for tutorial

12 years ago

Oh wow.. this is gorgeous. One day when I have more time on my hands I will try my hand at this. Thanks for the tutorial.

12 years ago

Looks like the back has some fabric on it, how are all the circles connected?

12 years ago

This is amazing.. I am hopelessly in love

12 years ago

quero receber se possível mais dicas de artesanatos eu achei lindo!!

amazingly gorgeous execution of detail. looks so simple to do, but …

12 years ago

How do you connect all the circles together securely? Love this idea!!!!