Embroidery hoops are perfect for creating your own speedy eye catching wall art. They’re a great stash busting opportunity to use up a collection of much loved fabrics.
You Will Need
- Old Embroidery hoops
- Fabric scraps for background and with motifs
- Plain fabric for motif
Cut background fabric out with a diameter 4in (10cm) greater than that of the frame.
Draw or trace the motif onto the paper side of the Bondaweb then iron onto the reverse of the chosen motif fabric.
Cut out the motif, then peel off the backing paper. Place the motif on the backing fabric and iron to bond.
Using a contrast colour thread, top stitch round the edge of the motif.
Place decorated fabric over inner hoop, press on outer hoop and tighten screw. Pull fabric through to stretch and cut off excess to neaten.
- Before applying Bondaweb to reverse of the fabric, iron the fabric with a hot iron, this will make the bonding process quicker.
Oliver Bonas seem to improve season by season this one being no exception. They have really got their act together when it comes to design and are showing some fabulous pieces of furniture, interior accessories and fashion. Here I show their key trends for this spring and summer.
First of all we mustn’t forget to mention alligators that appear in 3D form as candle holders and ring holders and in print on rugs, glasses, door mats and cushions.
As you can see from the ring holders above metallics continue to be popular and with more than a nod to Art Deco the Oliver Bonas range of cocktail furniture and lighting is very sophisticated.
Natural inspiration comes from both the sea and flowers but in a stylized form. I haven’t seen Mongolian lamb cushions since the nineteen nineties and here they are in lovely shades of burgandy, blush pink and soft grey.
Carrying on with the luxury feel is the use of mother of pearl and other inlays. Velvet in the form of chairs and cushions is another continuing theme but this time with fringing which very much in evidence in both home wares and fashion.
My most favourite part of the collection are the wonderful multi patterned quirky cups and teapot with contrast metallic handles.