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Using Ashley Wilde fabrics

New ‘fabrics’ can be made by combining and joining existing pieces with each other, somewhat as you would with patchwork.

Borders and edges can be made for textiles making use of strips of other fabrics, or braids or frills - themselves small textiles.

Use paint to produce pattern and texture, and mix wallpaper paste into the paint for great textural effects which often enhance not only the surface but the entire cloth.

Various weights of cloth can be put together; heavy wool can be stitched in strips between narrow lengths of flimsy cotton, for example, and an entirely new fabric will be constructed.

The alternating weight produces a fascinating movement when it is handled, and this therefore might point to fresh, unpredicted uses that neither fabric can provide on it's own.

Fabrics can be decorated with beads, fringes and tassels in diverse and wonderful ways. Swirling designs of gleaming silk can crisscross a surface of matt natural cotton and totally change it. Braids and cords can be included with fabric edges to provide definition, different textures and a touch of luxury. The woven detail of some miniature fabrics (passementerie) is quite spectacular, but use them to uplift an ordinary fabric, for one of the pleasures of using them is that, until you are near to them, you can't begin to see the complex threads and knots and therefore they have a built-in component of surprise.

While many kinds of fabric will lend themselves to specific configurations or purposes, fascinating and unpredicted effects are possible by shifting them about and trying less predictable applications.

A 2.5cm (1in) border of tiny checks of dark and cream ribbon running around the edge of a throw of creamy cashmere, for instance, pulls the interest and improves the tactile quality of the original Ashley Wilde fabric. It offers both a quiet definition and a beautiful note.

In other situations, it is a question of improvisation and surprise. Attempt, for instance, mixing a rich linen with a rough hessian band, or a canary - yellow velvet with a conventional wool tartan. Whilst both of these combinations wouldn't sit easily together, should you alter the hue of the velvet to a vibrant chocolate brown, and the tartan to one having natural reds and ochres, a much more natural look presents itself.

It is hue that delivers the link and offers you the chance to be daring and blend diverse patterns and designs collectively. Aside from that, keep to the related fabric forms and make use of contrasting hues.

Colour can be stylish; particular colour groupings come in and out of style. One moment it might be trendy to be all-over neutral but the next everything has to be exceptionally vivid. New AShley Wilde fabric designs are continually flooding this market, while retuned old styles always surprise and excite. The mixture of transformation and familiarity is the reason why using Ashley Wilde fabrics so fascinating, for each new launch produces a completely fresh feel.

When choosing fabrics, don't restrain yourself always to conventional furnishing fabric suppliers. Be a little more inspired and consider specialist fabrics; look at ideas that combine artist’s canvas or Indian saris. It is not at all hard to find antique style Ashley Wilde fabrics as well.  It is worth considering ethnic style fabrics too: African bark- work or Native American beadwork, for instance, can be utilized in an exciting way in conjunction with modern day machine-made textiles or against unexpected surfaces.