Last updated on 20/02/2013
Fabrics, as far as the Eye can See
Fabrics can be the basis for many types of decoration : dying, applique, tarping... They can come in linen, cotton, wool, synthetics, fur, silk... With every fabric having its own different sway and grace.
Fabric is essentially lengths of thread woven together, creating one piece. It is supple, flat and agile thanks to the interwoven rigidity of the threads. Making fabric has existed since the beginning of time and has improved, solidified, become innovative and vastly expanded over the years. Synthetic materials have also been created to complement traditional ones, originally more expensive and derived exclusively from animals. One can be spoiled for choice as materials have grown in number. Selecting the proper fabric for its best use always makes one further aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each type...
Curtains, chairs cushions, ...
Heavy, winter related
Very (very fragile
Couches and ottomans in an art deco style
Sensitive to stretchmarks
Sofas, thanks to its "peach fuzz" feel
Washing machine not to be used for cleaning
Ages well (with good care)
Sensitive to dogs and cats scratches
Back on the scene for couches and curtains
Soft and supple
Curtains, tablcloths, dyes
Sometimes harsh and rough
Fabrics can also be decorated by accessories found in craft shops. Buttons, strings, tassles, pearls, clips... Additional unique touches can make a fabric truly personal