Wabi-Sabi Wallhangings Made from Fabric Scraps

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Not everyone sees potential art when looking at a basket of discarded fabric scraps. But Lisa Hackwith — the creative force behind Hackwith Design House, a limited-production clothing line with a minimal aesthetic — does. The Minneapolis-based designer uses castoff textiles from her garments to craft simple, yet eye-catching wall hangings that she calls “tassletrys.” They’re like a modern take on macramé, but without any of the 70s grandma baggage.

Typically made with silky fabric, the pieces exude femininity, but structural angles created by wood and string keep them from becoming too whimsical. Each one is handmade and one-of-a-kind, and the pieces come in a variety of colors and patterns. Though most feature muted tones (Hackwith is keen on white, black, and neutrals) some tassletries have a subtle pop of blue, pink, or yellow. From a lean closet to a minimal home, Hackwith’s wabi-sabi style is perfect for anyone who wants to create a space that’s calm and unfussy, but never boring. Plucked from the scrap heap as they are, tasseltries prove that there’s beauty everywhere, if you’re willing to look for it.

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Images courtesy of Hackwith Design House.

Emily Donelan is a writer and photographer. She enjoys writing about people who inspire her, and hopes that her articles can in turn inspire others. She lives in Chicago with her family.

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