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Modern Fabrics in Your Home

Modern Fabrics in Your Home

The easiest way to bring life and light into your homes during the finishing touches is to use the right fabric designs. You spend a lot of money on things like wood, glass, marble and paints during the finishing touches, but forget to invest in fabric designs to add real finishing touches to your home.

Charlotte Fleming Made With Love

Charlotte Fleming Made With Love

Made with Love was started in July 2009 and since then has gone from strength to strength!

This studio is started by Charlotte Fleming, a young artist trained at City and Guilds of London Art School. Her father was the furniture designer Christien Sell. Growing up surrounded by her father’s designs has had a big influence on her and design has always been a big part of her life.

Lush Designs Sophisticated Fun

Lush Designs Sophisticated Fun

Lampshades!!! Pillows!!! Tea Towels!!! Greeting Cards!!! …. And Much More!!!

Lush Designs is the creation of Marie Rodgers and Maria Livings. They design and manufacture homewares and gifts which feature our idiosyncratic print designs.

17th European Patchwork Meeting

17th European Patchwork Meeting

17th European Patchwork Meeting will be organized 15th – 18th Septembre in Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Alsace, France). On the show the visitors will see a selection of more than 1000 antique, traditional and contemporary works of textile art, from all over the world.

This edition is dedicated in remembrance of the Austrian artist Greti Raffeiner, member of the quinTEXsenz group, invited this year for the presentation of their exhibition in which she had participated. Unfortunatelly she died unexpected during last February, and everyone who knew her and her work will miss her kondness, sense of humor and an extraordinary talent.

How to Date the Quilt?

How to Date the Quilt?

One important part of appraising a quilt or any textile is accurate dating. Sometimes there is no doubt of the date, because the maker embriodered it onto the quilt or wrote it somewhereon the back in indelible ink. Sometimes a quilt was so obviously designed for a special occasions – such as the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago – that its date can be easily ascertained.

Most of the quilts that are available for collecting were made in the 19th and 20th centuries, although it is possible to find an earlier treasure for sale or maybe even in your own attic. However, unless there is a direct connection to the maker, the dating of quilts is not precise science. It is more like a mixture of detective work and educated guessing.

The Story of the Shawl

The Story of the Shawl

Many people are unaware of the rich heritage behind the shawl.This piece of clothing or understand what is the shawl. Shawls have been used worldwide and in different cultures with different purposes, from decorations for religious purposes.

People in modern times been used for decades as the shawl both fashionable and functional for several purposes. The shawl and again the waves on the fashion industry as a costume accessory and elegant or stylish dresses. Besides this, there was always shawls features because they can be used to cover the head, neck and face as a protection against the elements or a heat source.

The Batik – A Bit of Theory and Practice

The Batik – A Bit of Theory and Practice

Batik is a resist method of patterning cloth. The principle of all resist techniques is that a “resist” substance, such as wax or starch paste, is applied to the surface of the cloth to prevent the dye from penetrating to those areas when the fabric is placed in the dyebath. Therefore, when the waxed cloth is removed from the dyebath the areas that have been coated with wax retain their original colour, while the unwaxed areas take on a new hue.

Some theories suggest that batik originated in China between 474BC and 221BC and that the art then spread eastward to Japan. Today, batik is practised in many parts of the world, including India, Africa, South-East Asia and Europe. However, one island, Java, is at the heart of batik design. Javanese batiks have come to be regarded as among the most beautiful and sought-after pieces in the world.