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 »

 

The Scrapbooking material: Put Your Memories on the Paper

The Scrapbooking material: Put Your Memories on the Paper

The Scrapbook is not meant just collecting and arranging your photos.  If you kept movie ticket stubs, concert ticket stubs, love letters, a test with an A+ on it and many other items from your childhood, you can make lovely record of the times that passed, the times you remember with nostalgia. That’s what the scrapbook really mean to be!

Neutral colours in home interiors

Neutral colours in home interiors

A quiet, comfortable and harmonious – is this description of the ideal home that we all envision and desire? These are first associations when you think about the interior of neutral colors. Therefore, it is always useful to use this color scheme in home decoration.

Easy making button wreaths

Easy making button wreaths

There is something to do with all those extra buttons. You can turn your buttons into the home or garden decorations that are unique and clearly show your own personality. This is a simple button wreath project and very young children will enjoy selecting and placing the buttons, while older ones will be able to do it entirely on their own in about 45 minutes.

Irma Boom’s Book Design

Irma Boom’s Book Design

The great DutchDFA network did a video profile of famous graphic designer Irma Boom. Blooms’ has made over 250 books, 50 of which are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her ‘Think book’ for a giant coal company has become an international icon of Dutch design. She sees her books as objects, that communicate ideas and stories, and speak to all human senses.

“Designer Rugs”

“Designer Rugs”

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.

Personal Touch in Your Home Interior

Personal Touch in Your Home Interior

When styling your home, think well of what you as a family really need when it comes to movement, storage and lifestyle. Decorative accessories are like jewelry for your home – the finishing touch that completes the look with a satisfying flourish. In home decorating, accessories include essentials such as lamps, pillows, and area rugs as well as all the objects you collect to hang on walls, arrange on shelves, and display on tabletops. They’re usually the last things to be placed when you’re redecorating a room, but that doesn’t make them the least significant; accessories add color and texture to rooms, and even more important, they tell your story, reflecting your interests and what you enjoy or cherish.

Illustrations of Marco Marella

Illustrations of Marco Marella

Marco Marella work has, since 1988, appeared in a variety of publications in Europe, the US and Canada. he has also provided images for numerous international clients in graphic design, book publishing and corporate communications.
Marco’s work has received recognition form industry associations as diverse as American illustration, Luetzer’s archive, the Italian and British associations of illustrators.

Acrylic Painting Introduction

Acrylic Painting Introduction

The acrylic painting medium is a fairly new addition to the various painting mediums available to today’s artists. It has been around since the 1950’s and has been continually under development and refinement ever since.

Acrylic paint is highly favored amongst artists because of its wonderful versatility. It can be applied thickly as an impasto having rich texture or in washes mimicking the characteristics of watercolor.

Choose the Right Corporate Gift Basket

Choose the Right Corporate Gift Basket

The gift baskets are a great choice for most holidays – Christmas, Easter, birthday, anniversary or Thanksgiving. You can make a gift for your friends and loved ones really special, packing them in beautiful and unique gift baskets. Some of them you can make by yourself, if you are keen on making things, and you can find the suitable gift basket in specialized shops.

Mister Finch: The World of Textile Sculptures

Mister Finch: The World of Textile Sculptures

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.