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 »

 

Michala Gyetvai’s Textile Art

Michala Gyetvai’s Textile Art

Perhaps it is the less formal aspects of art education that have the most
profound long term implications for creativity, for much of Michala’s work is rooted in her childhood experiences of  rural Northamptonshire, and above all in play. She recalls her childhood playing in the fields, woods and park, collecting raw material from the landscape, pulling shreds of wool from barbed wire fences, weaving with grass and twigs, building dens and climbing into the stacked logs of the felled elm trees that once lined the roads.

Making Evening Clutch

Making Evening Clutch

Transform an assortment of pretty satin ribbons into a chic evening clutch. Use a selection of different coloured ribbons in a variety of widths to create an interesting and balanced piece of woven ribbon fabric. Use a medium interfacing that will support the weight of the ribbons, ironing a second layer on top of the first if you want a firmer, more structured design.

Remi Noel’s Photography

Remi Noel’s Photography

Rémi Noël is not one of those people who started photography at age 6 with their grandfather’s Rolleiflex. He was already 30 when he felt compelled to create images and shot a few still lives in his Paris apartment. As someone who trained in advertising and masters the language, he enjoys concision: in literature, he tends to prefer short stories – in cinema, short films. As a photographer, he tries to tell brief stories captured at a glance.

Set of Coasters

Set of Coasters

Make this fun set of fruit-themed coasters using plain white ceramic bathroom or kitchen tiles. All four coasters require the same techniques – it is just the design that changes. You can always add more designs if you like to have a set of six or eight coasters, but we can advise you to stick to simple shapes and designs or just repeat those shown in this article.

Plaster-dipped silk flowers and plastic fruit

Plaster-dipped silk flowers and plastic fruit

This project is very interesting for adults as much as for children. Dipping silk flowers and plastic fruit in fine plaster results in very unusual and unique home decoration. Make your own arrangements of the all elements of the project and you will get an excellent piece of art on the end, though the result may be unexpected.

Lesley Richmond’s textile art

Lesley Richmond’s textile art

Lesley Richmond was born in Cornwall, England. Lesley now lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She received her art teachers training in London, England and her MEd in the USA. She taught in the textile arts program at Capilano University, Vancouver, Canada to 2003 while continuing her practice as a studio artist. Lesley now works full time in her studio.

Button-silhouette art

Button-silhouette art

Making a button -silhouette art can be a time consuming process (especially is you decide to make a piece of large size), but it gives a great pleasure as the final result. Depending of the idea, the topic and style, you are able to create a wonderful wall decoration that may be a perfect present for any occasion.

Wire Sculptures of Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

Wire Sculptures of Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

Take a look at these magical sculptures by Italian artist Benedetta Mori Ubaldini! Having trained as a picture restorer and  conservator, she realized she was not satisfied in terms of creativity. In 1994, she decided to study the fine arts and she has enrolled at Middlesex University in London.

How to Make a 3-D Globes?

How to Make a 3-D Globes?

It is a slightly sad that in the age of Google maps, GPS systems and navigation tools that can pinpoint your exact location at any given time, good old globes are becoming obsolete. Back in time, every school child was growing up with a desktop globe. It was a great help at school but also a great fun – spin it as fast as could, close the eyes and stop it with the finger. Wherever the finger landed was where the child is going to travel when grew up. What an exotic places would be on your bucket list.

Gudrun Sjödén Design Unique Rugs

Gudrun Sjödén Design Unique Rugs

Gudrun Sjödén Design was founded in 1976. Head Office is situated in Stockholm, Sweden. The company sells its collection through its own concept boutiques, catalogues and webshop mainly to customers in Scandinavia, central Europe, Germany and the UK.