Category Archives: Crafts
Layered corsages are little stacks of different fabric circles, sewn together to form a layered flower. They can be made from tiny scraps of leftover fabric and transformed into lovely gifts with all sorts of uses. Once you start making these flowers, you will not want to stop. As you only need tiny circles of each different fabric it is often worth making several flowers at a time.
Peter Clark uses a comprehensive collection of found papers as his palette which are coloured, patterned or textured by their printed, written or worn surfaces, with this media he ‘paints’ his collages. He shades with density of print and creates substance and movement with lines plucked from old maps or manuscripts. His pieces use mark-making in an innovative and humorous way to create.
Pallets are used and abused wooden platforms used in factories, warehouses, stores or building sites to move heavy loads around . The possibilities of usage the pallets for furniture are endless. A modern atmosphere can be created with an unique pallet sofa, and in garden with an informal and simple chair.
Lavander bunnies can be made in any stretchy fabric, but off-cuts from 100% wool jumpers and merino blankets make the softest friends. Fine wool jumpers are better washed on a really hot wash so no stuffing can peep out through the knited fabric. You can also use favourite too-small baby clothes or blankets as a precious keepsake of younger days.
Bookbinding allows you to create something that is both beautiful and functional, while also indulging a love of paper. Paper is, of course, an essential component of bookbinding, and there is delight to be had in selecting papers of specific colours, weights and textures to suit a particular bookbinding project.
Leafcutter Designs is a creative studio in Oakland, CA run by artist Lea Redmond and her brother Devin. They seek to create a more playful, peaceful world by offering curious goods, surprising services, and participatory projects. Many of their goods started out as handmade gifts for family and friends. After seeing lots of people enjoy what they made, they decided to make bigger batches.
Old baggage comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Many bags and cases still have shipping labels from their last journeys and some interesting clues as to whom they belonged. They were built to withstand robust handling as they were portered between boat, railway luggage car, cart or carriage, stacked high and packed full.
Layered cake stand is so effective and really very simple to make: the time-consuming part is collecting all the plates and glasses together. Old-fashioned tea and dinner services are full of plates and dishes we don’t use now. There are special dishes for bread and butter and muffins, stands to go under terrines and teapots, and countless different plates for each course of the meal.
There is no better time than the time spent with your family and kids. Especially when your children are small and in need to discover and learn new things, it is the best way to occupy them with some creative projects. So you can look for ways to keep craft time with your children simple and fun. Here are some suggestions that may help you to create an interesting crafting project for your children and you.
Papier mâché has a very long history. Its origins comes from China; the inventors of paper itself. They used papier mâché to make helmets of all things, which they toughened by many layers of lacquer. Examples have been found dating back to the Han Dynasty (BC 202 – AD 220).