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Art for All Ages: Frazier + Wing’s Handmade Mobiles and Wall Hangings

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Art for All Ages: Frazier + Wing’s Handmade Mobiles and Wall Hangings

July 19, 2022

Heather Frazier’s hands are rarely idle. “I am a person who has to always be making things and following creative impulses,” she says. We’ve been admiring Heather’s work for years, first as the proprietor of Heather, a San Francisco clothing boutique that supplied many a Remodelista favorite uniform, and then as the owner of Frazier + Wing, a micro-scale fashion line that she designed, cut, and sewed herself.

More recently, Heather has been living in Portland, Oregon, spending pandemic downtime crocheting brightly striped, multi-purpose sacks she calls “treasure bags.” She’s also returned to making the paper banners that once decorated her shop—and that we spotlighted back in 2008 and 2009. The cutout elements from these led to a just-launched new Frazier + Wing line: Heather’s modern mobiles and wall hangings of playfully bold, dingbat-like wooden shapes that are intended for all ages. Count us among the mesmerized.

Photography by Alba Betancourt, courtesy of Frazier + Wing (@frazierandwing).

heather displays her mia mobile, \$\150. 9
Above: Heather displays her Mia Mobile, $150.

“These new pieces are made of walnut sourced in the US and milled in a family-run business in Wisconsin, ” she writes. “I make, pack, and ship each mobile myself with great care and attention to detail.”

the harper mobile, \$\150. heather hand sands the laser cut walnut shapes and f 10
Above: The Harper Mobile, $150. Heather hand sands the laser-cut walnut shapes and finishes them with beeswax before assembling them with cord.
the romeo wall hanging, \$\1\25, can be positioned against the wall or suspende 11
Above: The Romeo Wall Hanging, $125, can be positioned against the wall or suspended from the ceiling as a “single strand mobile.”
the duncan mobile, \$\150, is composed of what look like gold seals. of her ins 12
Above: The Duncan Mobile, $150, is composed of what look like gold seals. Of her inspiration, Heather says, “I look at a lot of art, design, and fashion; it truly is my passion, but I didn’t set out to reference anything in particular with these shapes. I’m trying to allow for the playfulness that naturally arises when I’m designing mobiles.”
the alba wall hanging is \$\250. there are six hangings in the frazier + wing c 13
Above: The Alba Wall Hanging is $250. There are six hangings in the Frazier + Wing collection and they come in different lengths: this one is the largest at 47.5 inches long, measured from top to bottom of the shapes.  the alba wall hanging is \$\250. there are six hangings in the frazier + wing c 14Above: There are six mobiles in the collection in a variety of slightly different dimensions. The Hope Mobile, $175, measures approximately 20-by-30 inches overall.

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