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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 -
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-
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 -
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-
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-