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 »

 

Kate Anderson Fibre Art

Kate Anderson Fibre Art

Kate Anderson is American fibre artist and she makes amazingly creative and funny objects/teapots. Her work is not just amusement – technically, she make it to perfection. Kate graduated painting from Webster University (St. Louis, MO) and later she took knotting course with Jane Sauer, Craft Alliance (St. Louis, MO).

Create the Unique Envelopes

Create the Unique Envelopes

Do you like to send and receive letters? Real, paper and handwritten letters and cards? I think it is still sometimes the best way to communicate with people, because it shows that you really care. If you are a creative person and like to put your own mark on the things, making the unique, artistic envelopes can be a great fun. And the statement, too.

How to start crafting??

How to start crafting??

If you are looking for a way to enjoy a little relaxation or perhaps to spend a couple of hours with your friends, think about making arts and crafts a part of your life. It is true that arts and crafts is a broad, non-specific thing. But that is the beauty of it. Basically, taking time to explore new arts and crafts means you get to be creative and have fun in any way you want to. One of the best ways to learn new arts and crafts is to sign up for a class.

Merging Old and New in Vintage Home

Merging Old and New in Vintage Home

It is important to make the point here that vintage style for your home is not about historical re-creation of rooms from the past. It is not about travelling back in the past. A house decorated from top to bottom in a 1930s’ style, for example, could very easily look staid and feel more like a museum than a home.

Easy Making Easter Paper Baskets

Easy Making Easter Paper Baskets

Making Easter paper baskets for the treats for your children and guests is easy and fun project, and it will be lovely feature in your house on Easter holiday. Fill them with small chocolate eggs or place one decorated Easter egg and place them on the table or window sill.

Maximo Laura’s Tapestries

Maximo Laura’s Tapestries

Máximo Laura born in Ayacucho, Peru in 1959. Textile Artist of self-taught formation. He has presented 68 solo exhibitions and participated in several group in Peru and abroad since 1985. His works have been exhibited in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, United States, Spain, France, Finland, Latvia, Germany, China, and Japan among others.

Decoupage technique

Decoupage technique

Découpage is the craft of decorating an object with paper cutouts glued in place. If you take the time to apply many coats of varnish over the paper cutouts, they will appear to sink into the surface and will look as though they are part of the object and not merely stuck on. 

Box-making Technique

Box-making Technique

Box-making is also known by the French term “cartonnage” and covers  variety of techniques. In its simplest form, this craft consists of cutting a form from flat card using a template, cutting out the shape, scoring and folding, then assembling it into a box. Gift boxes are readily available from stationer and craft shops but it’s much more fun – and cheaper – to make your own.

Rock Picture Holder

Rock Picture Holder

This is an excellent project for everyone who like to search in the rivers or sea coast for the perfect, smoothed-over, beautiful rock. You can find a really fine rocks, big and gorgeously shaped, and they come in a variety of tones and colours that complement whatever you place by them.

Willow Fruit Basket

Willow Fruit Basket

This quick and simple project uses brown willow to make a frame basket. The basket is woven around the cardboard former which holds the basket in shape while you concentrate on the weaving. once you’ve mastered the basic weave you can enjoy watching the piece takes shape. This basket makes a great basket or looks good as a sculptural piece hung on a wall.