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est. 2007
  1. Wee finds: Stampel Wall Hangings

    Stampel waterfalls wall hanging via Wee Birdy

    Stampel ‘Waterfalls’ wall hanging. Photography courtesy of Stampel.

    Textile wall hangings are enjoying an interiors renaissance right now. I like to think of it as a modern interpretation of those ’70s ‘brown crafts’ (think brown, cream and orange macrame owls and shaggy weaving), with all manner of yarn, thread and fabric manipulated into magnificent new creations.

    Australian design label Stampel (aka the multi-talented Andrea Shaw) has made a (colourful) mark in recent years with a hand-crafted collection of products ranging from wooden jewellery and vases to cushions and wooden artworks. Playing with pattern and colour, the pieces are both fun and functional.

    But it’s the kaleidoscopic wall-hangings that have really captured my attention – and imagination. Andrea manipulates organic cotton/hemp fabric with a wild and wooly combination of hand-dyeing, embroidery and fringing using yarn remnants.

    They pack a punch and they’re not for the beige and faint-hearted, but I just can’t stop looking. Utterly mesmerising. They’re the ultimate statement piece for a lonely Dulux Natural White wall.

    Go to Stampel for more wee finds.

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    Detail of Stampel ‘Waterfalls’ wall hanging. Photography courtesy of Stampel.

    Firework wall hanging by Stampel via Wee Birdy

    Stampel ‘Fireworks’ wall hanging, $440. Photography courtesy of Stampel.

    Firework wall hanging by Stampel via Wee Birdy

    Detail of Stampel ‘Fireworks’ wall hanging, $440. Photography courtesy of Stampel.

    Memphis stick wallhanging by Stampel via Wee Birdy

    Stampel ‘Memphis Sticks’ wall hanging, $100. Photography courtesy of Stampel.

    Stampel Memphis Stick wallhanging via Wee Birdy

    Detail of Stampel ‘Memphis Sticks’ wall hanging, $100. Photography courtesy of Stampel.

    What do you think of the trend for modern textile wall hangings? What other designers do you love?

    • CathB

      Love these new century wall hangings. Texture is often lacking in modern interiors. These are lovely colours….thanks for introducing me to another Australian designer . I can see a purchase on the horizon!

      • weebirdy

        That’s what I love to hear! Thanks Cath! X