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Category Archives: Fabrics

STITCH-MADE RUGS FOR BEAUTY AND HARD WEAR

STITCH-MADE RUGS FOR BEAUTY AND HARD WEAR

Rugs which are beautiful and hard-wearing can be very costly to purchase. By making your own, you can both save money and add something unique to your home. This method of making rugs using embroidery stitches is very similar to other kinds of tapestry work. You can make cushions, stool tops and wall hangings in… Continue Reading

How to Make Loose Covers for Armchairs

How to Make Loose Covers for Armchairs

Many people, who would think nothing of making a dress in a weekend, balk at the prospect of making a loose cover for an armchair. But once you know how —and if you take your time—the method is more straightforward and you need fewer techniques. The advantages of a loose cover are that it protects… Continue Reading

Fun Furs

Fun Furs

‘Fun furs’ are wild and colourful deep-pile fur fabrics, not intended to bear any relation to any real animal’s skin. They are made from a variety of fibres, including acrylics, polyesters, and pure wool, and most have knitted backings. They are available in a wide range of textures and colours —even checks and tartans—and are… Continue Reading