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DIY Fiber Art


  • wooden dowel rod  (a few inches larger than your desired width)
  • medium weight and super chunky yarn  (How much you need is VERY much dependent on the size and how much you want to cover in tassels. I had to go back to the store for more! I think I used two of the chunky yarn and about six of the medium weight yarn)
  • latch hook mat
  • scissors
  • sturdy neutral string to hang it


  • Make A LOT of tassels. After I had a few, I used them to try to estimate how many I would need, but I still had to make more later. I used about 70 tassels, each about 4 inches long. If you’ve never made tassels before (don’t worry it’s super easy), you can learn how here.
  • It’s up to you if you want them to be extremely uniform or more random/natural. I actually used two different types of yarn for mine (but pretty similar), and they came out a little bit more random due to that.
  • Cut the latch hook mat down to your measurements. Attach the tassels to the latch hook mat. I just tied them on with more yarn.
  • Originally, I intended to fill the entire piece with tassels. But halfway through I realized I really wanted to use this chunky yarn I had bought and that I could possibly just poke it through the latch hook mat to create something reminiscent of a weaving. Basically a no-weaving-skills weaving. Fun!
  • Use you fingers or a latch hook tool to poke pieces of the chunky yarn through the holes. Since my yarn was very thick, I skipped about every other hole. I just kind of poked it through in sections until it looked full, and if a spot looked sparse, I went back and added more.
  • The final thing I did was hang my weaving and fill in any spots that looked a little sparse (both with more chunky yarn and more tassels). Then I trimmed my tassels just a little bit (getting those REALLY long stray pieces), but left them pretty random and natural.