The colours can be scientifically described, however, this description can’t fully communicate the sensation or emotional effect of a colour. So often we name the colour based on our familiar and shared knowledge of the world – after animals (elephant grey or canary yellow); flowers and vegetables (lilac, mushroom, tomato red), sweets and spices (saffron yellow, toffee); minerals and jewels (pearl, coral, jade) and so on.
Have you ever been to a cafe or bistro that totally feels like home? One of the things that make some food places so uncommon and cozy are the interior decorations. Cafe curtains definitely pop and draws attention because of how they look different from average curtains in your interior design. Contrary to most window treatments, cafe curtains do not cover the entire window; they cover only half. This kind of curtain is excellent for creating privacy of space but still allowing lots of light to shine through.
Home decoration is very important today, and equally important seems to get your hands on it and do it yourself! It is a good fun and a big saving, even if you are not very skilled or experienced. Browse magazines or internet for an inspiration, pick the wall, think through the colour scheme and just go for it. Stencil the wall with any design you want!
Braids are a byway of weaving. One of the many journeys weavers can go on. In amongst tying knots and intertwining yarn, we use braids to embellish our unique woven textiles. Weaving braids is addictive, puzzle-like and absorbing. Whether it’s for a trim, edge finish or a closure, braiding techniques are an essential tool in a weaver’s skill box.
Willy Verginer is Italian sculptor who works in wood and create sculptures that seem so familiar and yet so unearthly. His figurative sculptures are carved from solid pieces of lindenwood and often painted with acrylic or accompanied by additional materials.
The shaggy pile of this rag rug was made using the proddy technique, with wool and cotton recycled fabrics. Six small squares are made and then joined together in the final piece – a wonderfully tactile and functional rug that would be ideal for the bedside, doorway, or in a front of a fireplace.
Lace fabric and handmade doilies can easily be best described as granny style, but these flea market staples are the perfect stencil to update an old dresser, cabinet or table in minutes with a modern flair.
The Ros Tapestry Project is a massive community initiative in progress in the County of Wexford. Conceived in 1998 and being developed by over a 150 dedicated volunteers, fifteen striking embroidered panels – 6 x 4 foot each – it is a cultural and historical accolade to its creators.
Batik is a fun way to make a beautiful cushion cover. This project makes one cushion cover with an organic branch and leaf design. Start with plain white cotton and use wax and paints to build up the design in layers. You may wish to paint the back of the cushion to match the front before sewing the back and front together. Make the cover in an envelope style, or stitch on a zip or buttons.
Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. This cloth can be plain (in one color or a simple pattern), or it can be woven in decorative or artistic designs, including tapestries.