Rag Rug Mat Project

Rag Rug Mat Project

The shaggy pile of this rag rug was made using the proddy technique, with wool and cotton recycled fabrics. Six small squares are made and then joined together in the final piece – a wonderfully tactile and functional rug that would be ideal for the bedside, doorway, or in a front of a fireplace.

Stenciled cabinet

Stenciled cabinet

Lace fabric and handmade doilies can easily be best described as granny style, but these flea market staples are the perfect stencil to update an old dresser, cabinet or table in minutes with a modern flair.

The Ros Tapestry

The Ros Tapestry

The Ros Tapestry Project is a massive community initiative in progress in the County of Wexford. Conceived in 1998 and being developed by over a 150 dedicated volunteers, fifteen striking embroidered panels – 6 x 4 foot each – it is a cultural and historical accolade to its creators.

Cushion cover project

Cushion cover project

Batik is a fun way to make a beautiful cushion cover. This project makes one cushion cover with an organic branch and leaf design. Start with plain white cotton and use wax and paints to build up the design in layers. You may wish to paint the back of the cushion to match the front before sewing the back and front together. Make the cover in an envelope style, or stitch on a zip or buttons. 

Weaving: The Quick Introduction

Weaving: The Quick Introduction

Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. This cloth can be plain (in one color or a simple pattern), or it can be woven in decorative or artistic designs, including tapestries.

Kate Anderson Fibre Art

Kate Anderson Fibre Art

Kate Anderson is American fibre artist and she makes amazingly creative and funny objects/teapots. Her work is not just amusement – technically, she make it to perfection. Kate graduated painting from Webster University (St. Louis, MO) and later she took knotting course with Jane Sauer, Craft Alliance (St. Louis, MO).

Create the Unique Envelopes

Create the Unique Envelopes

Do you like to send and receive letters? Real, paper and handwritten letters and cards? I think it is still sometimes the best way to communicate with people, because it shows that you really care. If you are a creative person and like to put your own mark on the things, making the unique, artistic envelopes can be a great fun. And the statement, too.

How to start crafting??

How to start crafting??

If you are looking for a way to enjoy a little relaxation or perhaps to spend a couple of hours with your friends, think about making arts and crafts a part of your life. It is true that arts and crafts is a broad, non-specific thing. But that is the beauty of it. Basically, taking time to explore new arts and crafts means you get to be creative and have fun in any way you want to. One of the best ways to learn new arts and crafts is to sign up for a class.

Merging Old and New in Vintage Home

Merging Old and New in Vintage Home

It is important to make the point here that vintage style for your home is not about historical re-creation of rooms from the past. It is not about travelling back in the past. A house decorated from top to bottom in a 1930s’ style, for example, could very easily look staid and feel more like a museum than a home.

Easy Making Easter Paper Baskets

Easy Making Easter Paper Baskets

Making Easter paper baskets for the treats for your children and guests is easy and fun project, and it will be lovely feature in your house on Easter holiday. Fill them with small chocolate eggs or place one decorated Easter egg and place them on the table or window sill.