Home Decor (Textile Art)

Home Decor (Textile Art)

Learn how to make these stunning home decor projects.

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Home Decor (Textile Art)
  • Last Minute Gifts to Make with Craig Joubert

    In this workshop Craig reminds you how quickly and easily you can make things with the Marbling 4 fun paint and as it’s completely non-toxic it is very safe for all the family to use.
    You can create patterns on paper mache; polystyrene shapes; MDF pre-cut shapes work well and while you can paint ...

  • Marbling Christmas Tree with Craig Joubert

    Craig shows us how to create this lovely Christmas tree shape with his marbling paints. Why not utilise some of the paper that might otherwise be popped in to the bin!

    This technique can also be used with more commercial stencils.  Craig demonstrates using one with a word on it. Resulting in a...

  • Festive Bunting with Mandy Shaw

    Bunting for all occasions
    Festive Bunting can be used anywhere in the house to decorate over doors, across mantlepieces, round the tops of curtains, across dressers and even the pets could get involved with their baskets!
    also try using our quick link Bunting for other ideas.

    Click...

  • Jennie`s Doorstops

    Tilt your Sewing Machine
    Keep backache at bay. See your sewing more clearly with this helpful tip. Particularly good for those wearing bi or varifocals.
    Jennie teaches a wide variety of classes for all levels and abilities of sewers, from patchworkers, quilters, and embroiderers to fashion, soft ...

  • Making Braids with Helen Deighan

    Helen Deighan’s book on braiding is packed with new ideas for using the wonderful Kumihimo tools – including adding beads as you braid!
    An experienced author and teacher, Helen again uses her skills to explain the techniques in a non-technical, easy-to-follow way. Her enthusiasm for this craft sh...

  • Making Coil Pots and Baskets with Helen Deighan

    Recycling old fabric
    Helen shares her passion for making coil pots, which is a genuinely great way to recycle fabrics – we all have materials where we love the color but wonder why we ever bought them!!
    Watch what else Helen makes when watching the Fashion Sans Frontiers film and Behind the Scene...

  • Coil Baskets with Sallieann Harrison

    Sallieann says making coil baskets can be addictive.  Seeing how easy they are I think she could be right.

    She takes us through each of the steps. Starting off with how to make the circular base. Then adding the sides and  the final top handle/loop. All with just rope and a zig-zag stitch on y...

  • How to make a fabric lampshade with Tess Grace

    Tess Grace takes you through the various stages to create your own printed lampshade. It's lovely to create a personal design to compliment your room.

    Remember, you need to have the fabric applied to the PVC base before you start to print on it as this gives you a firmer, better end result. On...

  • Wreaths with Gail Penberthy

    Gail shows you wreaths for all occasions and events. There is everything from Christmas, Easter to Christenings.  With special occasions just on the horizon, what a great opportunity to decorate your home.   All the elements are removable, so you could then just enjoy it on it’s own.
    Gail shows y...

  • Christmas Wreath Sewing Caddy with Sallieann Harrison

    In this workshop Sallieann talks you through some of the embroidery stitches she likes to use to hold the fused felt shapes into place. The pattern comes with all the templates you will need for the various shapes. These include the vine wreath, leaves and poinsetta flower.

    She suggests using ...

  • ” Heads Up It’s Christmas” Snowman Door Wreath with Gail Penberthy

    In this workshop Gail takes you through the various stages of making these snowman heads. You can make each one slightly different as there are a variety of expressions, hats and scarves to choose from.

    The heads are made in fleece, which is really easy to use. You can attach these little head...

  • Glitter Felt with Gail Penberthy

    Gail started the love affair with glitter felt when she created her Unicorn cushions, but then went on to use it in so many more of her projects.
    The simplest way is  to use it as fused appliqué;  but then Gail thought maybe she could find a way of using the felt, so that the end result wasn’t so...

  • How to Use Inktense Pencils with Angela Daymond

    Angela uses these inktense pencils to create wonderful landscapes for her kantha stitching. In addition, she suggests to colour in your pre-quilted designs - even a feather wreath.

    Anyway, back to the pencils - with the addition of water or aloe vera gel, the inks in these become really vibran...

  • Fun With Felt with Gail Penberthy

    Gail feels that felt is really easy to work with as it doesn't fray and she particularly likes to make these small 3D projects using it.

    Simple to make by just folding and using the zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine, Gail points out a few things to bear in mind when you are using her patte...

  • Oven Gloves with Jennie Rayment

    Patchwork oven gloves – practical and beautiful.
    Jennie guides you through how to make the Maple leaf design from simple strips avoiding that awful 3/8th or 7/8th seam allowance (and you could use 2″ Thangles if you have them to avoid all that drawing!).
    Jennie has two designs that she offers – a...

  • Simple Bunting with Valerie Nesbitt

    A decoration for all occasions
    Bunting is very popular for all occasions and this is a really simple workshop idea, that uses up your 9-patch panels that are so tempting.
    This particular variation is available in kit on our website and comes with all the instructions.
    Workshop notes are not avail...

  • Easter Boxes with Gail Penberthy

    Gail has based these lovely little boxes on Japanese folded patchwork. This means you have both sides covered at once. They are perfect for hiding a small gift or indeed an egg in.
    In this comprehensive workshop Gail talks you through how to make the cardboard templates and use up scraps of waddi...

  • Sashiko (Japanese Embroidery) with Jennie Rayment

    Sashiko stitches represent grains of rice.  Traditionally worked with white thread on blue fabric. Modern Sashiko now uses a variety of colours.
    It is basically a simple running stitch. The action of adding fabric to the needle is a little different from traditional English embroidery.
    Jennie sho...

  • Block printing tea towels with Tess Grace

    As well as taking you through all the steps to create this lovely tea towel, Tess reminds you that you do need to practice as it helps to get your spacing correct with all the blocks you want to use as well as helping you get a good image from each of them.  Don't forget that you can also layer t...