CANVAS WITH MOVEMENT – Modern Fiber Art to Fulfill your Boho Fantasies
So, I stumbled upon this amazingly talented artist while thumbing through my Instagram one Saturday morning and her work immediately caught my eye. Can I just say I’M NOW OBSESSED! Lauren Williams is the face behind Lauren Williams Art + Home where she offers, tapestries, paintings, prints and her “home collection” of assorted pillows and throws. She is a self-taught artist based in Austin Texas that has roots in California as well as influences from her time living and traveling throughout the world. Her talent started as nothing more than a side art project that she did on the weekends as a creative outlet. She always had an appreciation for fine art, but her wallet didn’t always match. So, she decided she was going to create something of her own. With an idea for a kind of “tapestry” to fill the offending blank walls of her newly rented apartment, she set out to Michaels and Home Depot for her supplies. After hand dying her own yarn and then patiently attaching hundreds of strands of yarn to a wooden dowel, she was delightfully pleased with the outcome – as were her friends and family members; many of them going on to request custom pieces of their own.
From then till now, she has built her thriving business most entirely through social media. All her tapestry pieces are one of a kind. The once “Home Depot” dowels have now been traded in for custom made walnut versions, and her yarn is 100% wool that is sourced from a Wyoming sheep ranch and spun to her specifications at a nearby mill. She also offers her “Gray” collection, which is specific to blending wool from black sheep with natural white fibers in her signature collection. These particular gray tones cannot be achieved through the hand dying process. “Her dip dyed fiber art is adding beauty, texture and interest to walls throughout the world.” - Quintana
I’ve noticed recently that fiber art is currently trending and making a return with a vengeance. While I’ve never been a huge fan of wall tapestries or macramé in general, Laurens pieces are definitely a game changer for me. One things for sure - I’d like to have one of these PLEASE! Maybe even two or three….. Here’s were to check out more on Lauren –