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 »

 

Where to find affordable furniture and home decor

Where to find affordable furniture and home decor

With the helpful tips you now have plenty of places to find great deals for great looking, yet cheap and stylish pieces of home decor that will not break your budget. If the economy is in a slump, it doesn’t mean that you cannot decorate your home with some new decor.

Forever Young: The Teddy Bear

Forever Young: The Teddy Bear

The history of the teddy bear is a lovely story from President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to shoot a captive bear to Morris Michtom and his wife creating what is now accepted as the first of the modern Teddys’ Bear.

Moxy – Crochet With a Mission

Moxy – Crochet With a Mission

Moxy crochet is the manifestation of a desire to create beautiful, innovative crochet, and to provide employment for special people with creative hands.

The Glass Art of Sam Stang

The Glass Art of Sam Stang

Sam Stang is a veteran glassblower whose career as an independent glassblower started in 1983. He does strong and intricate work, with clear evidence of its roots in the Italian tradition of glassblowing. His work is available in many fine galleries throughout the country as well as at his
studio gallery in Augusta, Missouri.

Yinka Shonibare: It’s More Than a Fabric

Yinka Shonibare: It’s More Than a Fabric

“…Something as seemingly innocent as fabric, comes loaded with political, social, historical and cultural metaphors…” Okwui Enwezor

Adopting a richly complex, unconventional approach, Yinka Shonibare lampoons the concept of achieving status through what might be called cultural authenticity. His works, simultaneously innocent and subversive, address a range of cultural and historical issues and, in the process, blur the boundaries of design, ethnography, and contemporary art.

The Felt Creations

The Felt Creations

You put your new woolen sweater in a washing machine and it shrinks at least 4 sizes? Hmmm… Not a nice thought, but maybe you can learn something new out of it. That is felting, and, actually, you can create amazing stuff – jewelry, clothing, bags, shoes and nice toys for your child.

How to Use Avalon Madeira Embroidering Fabric?

How to Use Avalon Madeira Embroidering Fabric?

What is AVALON? A transparent fabric, which dissolves in cold water, eco-friendly and leaving no residue. Simply place thin fabric, lace looped and knitted fabrics under or between two layers of AVALON before you start to embroider.

Make Your Own Lamp Shade

Make Your Own Lamp Shade

Cannot find a lamp shade that perfectly match your interior? Or you are bored with an old one and want some change? Make your own lampshade using wide range of materials – newspaper, decorative paper, thick linen, light silk, thread, wire, metal scraps…. or just “beautify” your old one and give it a new life with the smart details!

Brendan Lee Tang and His Wonderland

Brendan Lee Tang and His Wonderland

Irish artist Brendan Lee Tang makes a bold mix of Asian ceramic culture, western pop icons, blinding colors, manga aesthetics, kitsch references and, with a huge amount of craziness and creativity. Brendan Tang was born in Dublin, Ireland, of Trinidadian parents and is a naturalized citizen of Canada.

Jillian Tamaki: The World Through the Artist’s Eyes

Jillian Tamaki: The World Through  the Artist’s Eyes

I would like to present you Jillian Tamaki. She herself has very good, nicely designed and informative website and blog, which I recommend to visit to everyone who like art, graphic design and illustration. On this site I will give you just a quick glance at her work that will intrigue you to search for more.