We spotted this gorgeous DIY project on fallfordiy.com and it’s pretty simple to achieve. These punch rug art works can be hung on the wall or lent on a shelf, either way they look great and will bring interest to a room [ kids & adults ].
The shopping list for this tutorial is quite small – embroidery hoop, yarn, hessian fabric and a punch rug needle – and it is for beginners, so we can all give it a go.
We saw this look grow in popularity last year, and it’s continuing this year. Focusing heavily on independent makers and designers but also handmade, hand woven products.
Move away from mass produced factory homeware and look at handcrafted goods. The detail and time spent making them is what appeals, and every piece becomes unique.
Soft furnishings is a a great place to start with fringes, raw edges and heavy adornment on cushion covers and throws.
Wicker, rattan and woven furniture is having a huge comeback – Habitat has just launched a new collection of rattan furniture, with John Lewis going for a woven look with their range. The Leia range of outdoor dining furniture has a fishermans rope weave on its chairs and sofas.
This woven style extends to pendants lights giving a very relaxed Boho feel. Lots of layered soft furnishings and natural colours. Go as bold or as subtle as you want.
The current day use for baskets has moved beyond something just to store blankets, logs or washing in. The array of baskets with woven pattern and texture now available means they are more attractive than ever.
We want them on show, in all rooms of the home, on the floor, a shelf, or hung on a wall. Store shoes, toys, magazines, put plants in, whatever the use we have found some great styles at La Redoute this week.
What’s even better is there is currently 40% off everything until Sunday 29th with code: BIG40. So don’t hang about!
Growing in popularity on curtains, cushions, chairs and blankets, boucle is the fabric of choice this season. The intricate woven pattern can be found more and more on homeware, creating a very tactile and comforting finish.
Combine with a nuetral colour pallete allowing the texture to take centre stage. Mix with other soft fabrics like throws and cushions for a cosy autumnal feel.
yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn
1. Selection from Tom Dixon at trouva.com [ from £85 ]
If you are looking for a statement chair then look no further. This rattan rocking chair ticks all the boxes for style and comfort, and the vinatge design will work in most homes. Dress it up with a sheepskin for extra comfort, making this the perfect reading chair.
If you are accessorizing your rooms this Summer, be sure to feature something woven. Its all about the texture and detail.
Consider potted plants in woven baskets and bags, heavy woven cushion covers [ think macrame ] and jute rugs. Adding these pieces into a room will bring an artisan / handmade feel and soften a space.
If you want to make more of a statement choose a woven light fitting [ There are some stunning picks online – try grahamandgreen.co.uk & rockettstgeorge.co.uk ]. Woven chairs are big this season as well, like bold rattan furniture but focusing on a smaller weave.