Category Archives: Textile
While the cotton is the traditional fibre for tie-dyeing in Africa and India, you can use almost any fibre for this process providing that it is receptive for the dye and not too bulky to withstand tying. For best results, select a smooth, fine cloth such as cotton lawn. In general, man-made fibres are not as suitable as natural ones because they don’t absorb the dyes as readily.
For over twenty five years Designer Rugs have complimented the aesthetics of residential homes and commercial spaces throughout the world with rugs of exceptional quality and unique designs.
By working in collaboration with leading Australian artists and designers, this innovative and design focused company has earned an outstanding reputation for producing custom made rugs for private clients and commercial professionals alike.
Finch lives in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK and he creates the whole new world of creatures. Under the brand name Mister Finch, he is making unusual textile objects/sculptures using recycled textiles, without any official art training, but with a plenty of talent, good will, and skill. It is easy to be involved in the story which Finch is telling. It is a story of everyone who once was the child. It is a story that brings us into our own past, when we were amazed with nature and frightened by darkness.
The springtime makes us have a good clear out of the wardrobe and you can, rather then throwing out the items that are either threadbare or don’t fit you anymore, try a bit of recycling. Most jeans have really decorative stitched back pockets and this could be the inspiration to make a denim pocket purse. Pockets really are the perfect size to be used.
Making the fabric Easter eggs is a real fun. It gives you a great deal of freedom to show your creativity. Playing with different fabrics, mixing up the colours and textures, result in the funny twist to your Easter decorations. Before start, try to think about the theme and carefully choose your fabrics: decide about the palette – smooth, pastel, bold, funky, elegant. It is very effective to combine prints and solids, also you can add ribbons, lace, beads, buttons…
Poppy Treffry are a small design and craft company based just outside Newlyn, a busy, messy, industrious fishing village in the far west of Cornwall. Art and fishing have mingled for centuries there and they are following in the tradition, stepping over sharks to get into the studio and using fish boxes to store thread.
Jill Flower graduated from East Berkshire College in 2007 with a Diploma of Higher Education in Stitched Textiles (Distinction) and has also been nominated as a Licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Jill have an avid interest in stitched textiles which now spans over 20 years.
Cayce Zavaglia (1971) creates realistic impressions of people are executed using crewel embroidery wool, for which over time she has created a system
of sewing threads in a sequence that gives the appearance of a particular color or tone – her method of ‘mixing’ colors. Each piece is hand embroidery and in total Cayce Zavaglia has a developed 14 portraits so far.
Textile designer, Aleksandra Gaca studied the visual arts at high school in her hometown of Lodz in Poland. She subsequently studied in the department of Textiles and Fashion at the Haagse Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (the Royal Institute for Fine Arts in The Hague). She has won many international prizes for her experimental work in textile design. Aleksandra Gaca lives and works as an independent textile designer in Delft, The Netherlands.
The needle is something really special. from fluffy ‘nothing’ (sorry for this expression) you can create the whole new world. So welcome to Key Petal’s magical world of sculptural needle felting. Where wondrous fluffs of wool transform into whimsical characters with heart and soul.