History of creative wirework

Wirework is an ancient art form, probably first practised by the Egyptians around 3000BC. Early examples have been discovered in the burial chambers of important people throughout the ancient world. In 2600BC, More »

Limed wood furniture

Several methods of decorating wood exploit its natural grain pattern. Limed wood imitates the old custom of painting wooden furniture with diluted limewash left over from painting the walls in farmhouses. Now, instead More »

Memory box

It is very nice thing to decorate the home with personal items. The objects that mean something to you and your family. Even better is you made it yourself. Creating a personalised More »

Andy Goldsworthy’s land art

Andy Goldsworthy, an internationally renowned land artist, was born in Cheshire in 1956. There are regular exhibitions of his work in Britain, France and the United States. Although he travels all over More »

Catnip mouse

Filled with catnip, this little mouse make a delightful gift that a cat literally cannot resist. This is a great project for using up offcuts and leftover pieces of material. Cotton fabrics More »

 

A Hair Combs: A Practical Jewellery

A Hair Combs: A Practical Jewellery

Combs have been used by people since ages and probably date back to the Stone Age, when man, for the first time, created a solid tool with teeth, to tame his hair.

Wise Buys Eames Lounge Chair

Wise Buys Eames Lounge Chair

Conceived by Charles and Ray Eames, using the moulded plywood technology they had developed for the US navy and air forces during WWII, the Eames “670” chair was launched on Arlene Francis’s Home show on US television network NBC in 1956.

Rustic Lodge Home Decoration

Rustic Lodge Home Decoration

Imagine…the smell of pine trees, the chill in the air, you walk inside your cabin and see a living room of rich earth tones with southwest accents. A leather lounge chair with a southwestern throw, a beautiful wood coffee table, and a rustic area rug pulling it all together.

Where to find affordable furniture and home decor

Where to find affordable furniture and home decor

With the helpful tips you now have plenty of places to find great deals for great looking, yet cheap and stylish pieces of home decor that will not break your budget. If the economy is in a slump, it doesn’t mean that you cannot decorate your home with some new decor.

Forever Young: The Teddy Bear

Forever Young: The Teddy Bear

The history of the teddy bear is a lovely story from President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to shoot a captive bear to Morris Michtom and his wife creating what is now accepted as the first of the modern Teddys’ Bear.

Moxy – Crochet With a Mission

Moxy – Crochet With a Mission

Moxy crochet is the manifestation of a desire to create beautiful, innovative crochet, and to provide employment for special people with creative hands.

The Glass Art of Sam Stang

The Glass Art of Sam Stang

Sam Stang is a veteran glassblower whose career as an independent glassblower started in 1983. He does strong and intricate work, with clear evidence of its roots in the Italian tradition of glassblowing. His work is available in many fine galleries throughout the country as well as at his
studio gallery in Augusta, Missouri.

Yinka Shonibare: It’s More Than a Fabric

Yinka Shonibare: It’s More Than a Fabric

“…Something as seemingly innocent as fabric, comes loaded with political, social, historical and cultural metaphors…” Okwui Enwezor

Adopting a richly complex, unconventional approach, Yinka Shonibare lampoons the concept of achieving status through what might be called cultural authenticity. His works, simultaneously innocent and subversive, address a range of cultural and historical issues and, in the process, blur the boundaries of design, ethnography, and contemporary art.

The Felt Creations

The Felt Creations

You put your new woolen sweater in a washing machine and it shrinks at least 4 sizes? Hmmm… Not a nice thought, but maybe you can learn something new out of it. That is felting, and, actually, you can create amazing stuff – jewelry, clothing, bags, shoes and nice toys for your child.

How to Use Avalon Madeira Embroidering Fabric?

How to Use Avalon Madeira Embroidering Fabric?

What is AVALON? A transparent fabric, which dissolves in cold water, eco-friendly and leaving no residue. Simply place thin fabric, lace looped and knitted fabrics under or between two layers of AVALON before you start to embroider.