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 »
The Paper-making Introduction
Making your own paper is highly satisfying. A little time must be spent beforehead to prepare the mould and deckle and to gather equipment, but once everything is assembled, paper can be made time and again.
Country Style Interior Design Ideas
Country style interior design is recognizable by natural elements that in combination make the impression of cozy, warm and friendly home. Country style suits perfectly to rural, countryside areas – it can bring the features of the landscape into the interior. The country style stone cottages or wooden houses are very popular living space. Simple in style outside, but inside, the unique features, wooden furniture recovered and bring back to life and unique textile features – keeping everybody feel good and inspiring.
Anthony Theakston’s Ceramic Birds
There are at least four bird-feeders swinging from the cherry tree outside Anthony Theakston‘s studio in Lincolnshire, and a couple of pairs of binoculars hang at arm’s reach, ready to spy on whatever feathered creature passes by. Despite the evidence to the contrary, ceramists Anthony insists he is ‘no twitcher’, proving his point by muddling through a few of the species that visit the garden.
An Easy Way to Transfer Patterns
Many of you might be having an artistic approach towards life and would love to make use of this art during your leisure time. A craft book is a great way to improve your skills with all the innovative ideas and steps at your fingertips. Transferring patterns is also a craft work that requires your time and skills.
A Short Story About Cufflinks
Having cufflinks have always been connected men who are dressed with style and elegancy. Before the cufflinks and clothes in general started to be the result of mass production, in the late 20th century, the shirts were tailor made and tailors created the cufflinks and process allowed them to be very creative.
How to tie-dye the cotton fabric?
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.
Kirsty Elson’s Design
Kirsty Elson studied illustration, specialising in printmaking, at Cambridge School of Art, and her work is deeply inspired by the county of Cornwall.
After moving back to the South West, and becoming mum to two boys, Kirsty couldn’t restrain her creativity any longer and she began making cards from local driftwood.
Easy to make kid’s bedroom mural
Making the beautiful mural on the wall of your room is easy using the overhead projector. Just find an interesting motif (we recommend more simple picture if you are beginner), transfer it to transparent surface and project it onto the wall. Than trace it, and fill it in as though you’re painting in a giant kid’s coloring book. The result is a authentic, inexpensive mural that can transform a dull wall into a truly central point of a room.
Keira Rathbone – Artist/Typist
Keira Rathbone, a British artist, is becoming known for her drawings made using old-style, mechanical typewriters. Apparently it is not a new thing in the world of art – artists have been doing this since the 1940’s. Keira considers her work performance art, so she creates in public dressed like she is belong to the same period as her typewriter. The final results are amazing. The process magically produces images that at first glance, look hand drawn.
Moroso: Italian Furniture Design
Since 1952 Moroso has been designing its sofas, armchairs and accessories with wellknown designers such as Ron Arad, Carlo Colombo, Enrico Franzolini, Marc Newson, Toshiyuki Kita and Patricia Urquiola. Moroso has been constructing its sofas and armchairs aiming at top quality. For its quality, the company was the first producer of upholstered furniture in Italy to receive on 24 June 1994 the ISO 9000 certification for firm management and the ISO 9001 certification for design, production and customer service.