Contemporary basketry

Making a basket is probably the oldest weaving method that goes back thousands of years. Young branches and strong grasses were used to make small handy baskets for hunting, fishing, carrying, and More »

Fabrics for Fashion: Part 1

Without fabric there would be no fashion. Whether woven, knitted, printed, embroidered or bejewelled, textiles are crucial to the eloquence of apparel and fundamental to the fashion design process. We are presenting More »

Rosalind Wyatt: Text and Textile

The versatility of textiles and the wide spectrum of usage of fabrics and threads are enormous. Rosalind Wyatt, London based visual artist and calligrapher is well aware of it and use it More »

Paulina Bartnik’s embroidered brooches

Paulina Bartnik is a Polish textile artist based in Lublin. Her work amazes equally art lovers, textile crafters and bird enthusiasts. She creates beautifully detailed bird brooches using techniques of needle felting and More »

 

Pencil Rolls

Pencil Rolls

This neat little pencil roll is just great for the start of a new school year, for keeping together favourite pencils or even brushes and little tubes of make-up. You can add initials, name tags or button decorations if you wish, too. You can use different materials, make a patchwork design or appliquè.

Crocheted coasters

Crocheted coasters

These crocheted coasters are simple to make and will jazz up your coffee table. Make matching sets in a range of shades to suit your home decor or make them as a gift to dear friend. These colourful coasters are an ideal present for any occasion – birthday, Christmas, happy retirement… It is small, unique and house-warming gift. Pretty and practical, these coasters take less than an hour to make and even include a useful crochet holder to keep them tidy.

Embroidered Memories by Sue Stone

Embroidered Memories by Sue Stone

Sue Stone is a UK based textile artist who works mainly in hand stitch, machine embroidery and mixed media. She is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Sue Stone studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and then Embroidery at Goldsmiths College in London in the 1970s.

Photography: Jeff Friesen

Photography: Jeff Friesen

Jeff Friesen’s photography has gathered worldwide recognition for an unusually diverse collection of work. His awards include the most prestigious in the photography world, including an Award Of Excellence from Communication Arts and a winning image in the PDN Photo Annual. IN 2009 Jeff’s work was among the most repeatedly honored by the International Photography Awards.

All colours of Angie Wiggins

All colours of Angie Wiggins

Angie Wiggins is an American artist who obtained her BFA in fine crafts from James Madison University and has been an artist for over 30 years. Over those years, she has taken workshops in many different media from internationally known craftspeople such as Kathleen Dustin, Celie Fago, Tim McCreight, Layne Goldsmith, Robert Dancik,and Gwen Gibson. With all that wealth of influence, Angie herself has taught workshops at the Virginia Museum and at the Handworkshop (now known as the Visual Arts Center).

How to display everyday items?

How to display everyday items?

You have got your vintage items sorted, but the question of what to do with your everyday things is bound to be asked. We just don’t think about them. There are certain items in the home – remote controls, boxes of tissues and keys, to mention but a few – that cant’s just be kept in drawers all the time. You have to live! Try out some of the following tips to turn them into vintage styling opportunities.

Unique Guest Soaps

Unique Guest Soaps

We show you how to make a neat little stacks of unique soaps for your guests that will be beautiful detail in the bathroom. And somehow, even though you know what is inside, you will still enjoy opening a new bar every time. You can use any wrapping paper, out-of-date map of even fabric to wrap your favourite scent and size of soap.

Katrin Moye’s Ceramic Art

Katrin Moye’s Ceramic Art

Katrin Moye is a ceramic artist and she specialises in making tableware using the traditional technique of slip painting on earthenware.  Her pattern designs are based on memories of her childhood in the 1970′s. She is inspired by everyday items she remember from the time such as wallpaper, picture books and cushions.  Katrin has developed her patterns on the simplified natural motifs found in design from this period as well as in the 1950s and 1960s.

Origami

Origami

Origami is the best known of all papercrafts, perhaps because it is the easiest to define and because most of us have done a little of it as children. Its strict rules permit no cutting, no gluing and no decoration of the paper: the sheet may only be folded. However, rules are there to be broken, ans many non-origami paper artists also use basic folding techniques in their work.

Homemade Birthday Invitations

Homemade Birthday Invitations

Planning to throw a birthday party for one of your kids? Invite all your kid’s friends, classmates and all of your relatives with simple handmade birthday invitations. This will give a unique impression to the guests that you will be inviting over to celebrate one of the most important events in a person’s life.