Tag: textile

Embroidered Memories by Sue Stone

Embroidered Memories by Sue Stone

Sue Stone is a UK based textile artist who works mainly in hand stitch, machine embroidery and mixed media. She is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Sue Stone studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and then Embroidery at Goldsmiths College in London in the 1970s.

Felt Paintings by Jenne Giles

Felt Paintings by Jenne Giles

Jenne Giles is a San Francisco-based artist whose work ranges from traditional fine arts and crafts to innovative performance and installation art.  Jenne graduated from the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Houston, TX, in 1993.  In 1997 she received her degree in Art & Art History from Rice University in Houston, TX.  

Making Your Own Curtains

Making Your Own Curtains

Windows are focal points in rooms so it is important that you think carefully about what you use to decorate them. Because a window allows you to show off your fabric over a large area, a curtain project is an excellent opportunity to make the most of your creative flair and imagination.

Hot Water Bottle Cover

Hot Water Bottle Cover

Everyone loves a hot water bottle. The calendars and thermometers are not nearly accurate at announcing the arrival of cold weather as the calls for hot water bottles at bedtime. To make a beautiful and unique hot water bottle cover you can knit your own piece, but if you are seriously unaccomplished knitter, you can borrow somebody else’s knitting to achieve the same effect.

How to make a transfer print?

How to make a transfer print?

This method of decoration is only suited to patterning synthetic fabric, such as polyester, nylon, lycra or acrylic. Transfer printing is the best used were you wish to produce an intricate multi-coloured design on cloth. In fact, it is the only method of printing different colours simultaneously (don’t mention here professional digital printing). Transfer printing can be employed to pattern both finished garments and lengths of fabric.

An Easy Way to Transfer Patterns

An Easy Way to Transfer Patterns

Many of you might be having an artistic approach towards life and would love to make use of this art during your leisure time. A craft book is a great way to improve your skills with all the innovative ideas and steps at your fingertips. Transferring patterns is also a craft work that requires your time and skills.

How to tie-dye the cotton fabric?

How to tie-dye the cotton fabric?

While the cotton is the traditional fibre for tie-dyeing in Africa and India, you can use almost any fibre for this process providing that it is receptive for the dye and not too bulky to withstand tying. For best results, select a smooth, fine cloth such as cotton lawn. In general, man-made fibres are not as suitable as natural ones because they don’t absorb the dyes as readily.

Mister Finch: The World of Textile Sculptures

Mister Finch: The World of Textile Sculptures

Finch lives in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK and he creates the whole new world of creatures. Under the brand name Mister Finch, he is making unusual textile objects/sculptures using recycled textiles, without any official art training, but with a plenty of talent, good will, and skill. It is easy to be involved in the story which Finch is telling. It is a story of everyone who once was the child. It is a story that brings us into our own past, when we were amazed with nature and frightened by darkness.

What is Marbling Technique?

What is Marbling Technique?

Like many craft forms, though roots of  marbling techniques was not precisely known, although we have evidence that the Japanese were marbling paper some 700 years ago. According to Japanese legend, marbling was a divine gift, bestowed upon an individual to reward scheme for his devotion at the Katsuga Shrine.

Esther Coombs: Recycling by Design

Esther Coombs: Recycling by Design

Esther Coombs describes herself as an artist “who believes that life is a story and that narrative is best told with drawings.” A gifted illustrator, she has found a perfect canvas for her storytelling; old china and fabric. Through her upcycling of vintage ceramics and textiles she creates unique pieces, drawing by hand onto the surface of each item. The juxtaposition of her modern, somewhat minimalist line drawings with the floral and elaborate designs of the vintage china and fabric creates an unusual, somehow provocative look.