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 Scent of the Nature: Tinctory Jewellery

The Scent of the Nature: Tinctory Jewellery

The jewelry by Tinctory is beyond beautiful, such delicate textures and exquisite colors. Watching her creations you can feel (taste and smell) the nature. And it changes how the nature changes – through the colours and shapes.

Tinctory is a word that may not exist but if it did it would mean a place where things are dyed. Tinctor means ‘dyer’ in Latin.

Lovely Hand Illustrated Shoes by Francisco Miranda

Lovely Hand Illustrated Shoes by Francisco Miranda

Portuguese designer, Francisco Miranda (aka Tooco) has developed an unusual model for Doble Sentido brand. The main feature of the new model is the zip that is used as a creative decor, as well as an original clasp in unusual performance.

Zipper Adventure Through the History

Zipper Adventure Through the History

After a slow birth and years of rejection, the zipper found its way into everything from plastic pencil cases to sophisticated space suits and countless “fly” jokes. The zippers used today are little different then the Gideon Sundback design of 1917.

The World of Paper Crafts

The World of Paper Crafts

Creatively, paper is having something of a moment and paper-cut artists have never been more popular. Rob Ryan’s finally detailed paper cuts are awe-inspiring and with an international following, he has really helped put paper cuts in the public eye.

Easy Making Paper Beads

Easy Making Paper Beads

Making paper beads is great project for little kids, big kids and adults. They are easy to make and are surprisingly sturdy. And they look just great!

It is very creative and nice way to spend the time with your children and occupy them to make things.

Learn the Watercolour Technique

Learn the Watercolour Technique

The watercolor painting can be difficult at first. It is only with time and lots of practice that one becomes confident enough to paint better. Never become discouraged from your mistakes or lack of progress.

Learn how to apply a flat even wash, a wash from light to dark, and one from dark to light. It is only through much practice that you will learn how to control various washes. Try tilting the board while doing a graded wash. These are some basic watercolor techniques that beginners should perfect to build up on more complex techniques. Blend one color, while it is still wet, into another, then add a third color to the mixture.

The Halloween: The Time of Fear and Fun

The Halloween: The Time of Fear and Fun

The Halloween is close now… It’s time to be scared and to scare others. But it’s time more than everything else to have a fun. The fun starts with preparations for a day. So, find a nice pumpkin, prepare papers and colours, scissors and glues…. and be creative. Here we are giving you the story about the Halloween and a few nice pictures to direct you to do things by yourself. Use a modelling clay, paper-mache or fabric to make “scary” witches, black cats, Jack-o-Lantern or skeletons… Make a dolls, table decorations, unique cushions, wall hangings, hounted houses, treat baskets and many other things to have unforgetable Halloween night.

Geraldine de Beco Surprise in the Bowl

Geraldine de Beco Surprise in the Bowl

Geraldine de Beco (b. 1974) is a young French designer with an atypical background: she is a graduate of ENSCI (The National School of Industrial Creation) and Sciences Po. Here she signs her first collection with Bernardaud. Beco is interested in the witness of bygone times and tales that she unites with modern technical innovations.

Chess Game: Piece by Piece

Chess Game: Piece by Piece

Many historians believe that chess is the oldest game of skill in the history of mankind. It is thought to have originated in what is now northern India or Afghanistan sometime before 600 AD. The oldest written references to chess date from that era, but there are unverified claims that chess existed as early as 100 AD.

Russian Style: From Past to the Future

Russian Style: From Past to the Future

Russian style of a decor of an interior becomes more and more popular last years, and not only in Russia, but also abroad. During the epoch of the prompt development of the industry and growth of cities people more often reflect on the returning to the nature. And only the Russian style gives them such possibility to the full: the timbered small house, the simplicity and unpretentiousness of an interior, the natural materials create a unique sensation of the unification with the nature.