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 »

 

Mike Stimpson: History Repeats

Mike Stimpson: History Repeats

Lego fanboy and amateur photographer Mike Stimpson found a way to combine his two loves: He recreates scenes from historic photographs using the plastic bricks, then snaps his own photos.

Dalton Ghetti Turns Pencils Into The Art

Dalton Ghetti Turns Pencils Into The Art

The intricate magic of pencil lead sculptor Dalton Ghetti. He’s been featured on a lot of blogs and website, and it is easy to found out with a quick Google search. It is certainly worth to share.

Letter Stenciling Project

Letter Stenciling Project

The stenciled letters can be used to add monograms to the inside covers of books or to add poetic phrases to a hallway wall. Children, who will need the aid of adult to create the stencil, will find many creative uses for a stencil that features the letters of their name.

100 Years in 100 Seconds – A Short Fashion History

100 Years in 100 Seconds – A Short Fashion History

100 years of East London style, fashion, dance and music in 100 seconds. Sept 13th, 1911 to Sept 13th, 2011. It’s a 100 years countdown to the grand opening of Westfield Stratford City on September 13th, 2011, and celebrates a century of East London fashion, style, dance and music. Jake Lunt with The Viral Factory created this live action short film on East London style, fashion, dance and music.

The Cushions That Making the Difference in Your Living Space

The Cushions That Making the Difference in Your Living Space

The cushions can transform a living space when used either to define a particular living area, to create atmosphere, or simply for their beauty and style alone and there are a wealth of designer cushions to choose from on the market today. The mix and match designs and styles create an individual look and use of a traditional range to compliment an existing decor. The more contemporary line leaving scope for later additions.

The Bowler Hats… Forever!

The Bowler Hats… Forever!

Historians generally agree that some form of head-covering must have been the first article of apparel put on by primitive man. Heads were certainly covered wherever sun and rain were severe.

The bowler and the derby are simply two names for the same style of hat. Bowler hats began to be called derby hats after an American hatter noticed a large number of English gentleman sporting them at an English derby (derbies are races typically restricted to three year old horses and were popular in 19th century England).

Lia Cook’s Computerised Jacquard Weaving

Lia Cook’s Computerised Jacquard Weaving

Lia Cook’s extraordinary textile works are valued among collectors and Museums as the most exciting in her genre. Lia’s newest works include Dollface. When woven into this large scale, a kind of alchemy takes place in which the image comes to life, innocent but somehow menacing or even accusing in a way that ceaselessly fascinating.

Shakespearean Fashion

Shakespearean Fashion

In theory what one may wear is governed by “Acts of Apparel” , detailed regulations with the force of law. Thus only Knights of the garter and persons of the rank of Earl and above, for example, are supposed to wear cloth of gold or silver or purple silk.

The Most Prestigious Fashion Schools

The Most Prestigious Fashion Schools

School is ending, graduation season is upon us, and perhaps you’re wondering what to do with your life. Well, if fashion design–or a related career–is calling you, we’ve compiled a list of the top fashion schools in the world.

Quilling Basics

Quilling Basics

Quilling isn’t a difficult craft, but it can take a little practice to get the tension right. Take a strip of quilling paper and tear it in half, or even quarters. Do not cut it with scissors as the sharp edge will be more noticeable in the finished shape. The soft, torn edge is less visible.