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JudyAdamsonArtandDesign · 10M ago

Welsh Tapestry Patterns for Home and Fashion Accessories

Anyone visiting Wales can hardly avoid noticing that there are a lot of sheep - about four sheep for every person living in Wales! And where there are sheep, there's a woollen industry.Toda...
JudyAdamsonArtandDesign · 11M ago

Traditional Islamic Patterns in a Modern Setting

We don't necessarily need to know anything about Islamic Art and Design to gaze in wonderment at the patterned walls and screens of the Alhambra, the Blue Mosque, or the typically tiled floo...
JudyAdamsonArtandDesign · 1Y ago

Learning about Surface Pattern Design from William Morris?

William MorrisWilliam Morris was not only the 'leading light' of the Arts and Craft movement, that sought to promote a return to handicrafts, as opposed to machine-made goods, in the late 19...
JudyAdamsonArtandDesign · 1Y ago

Laura Ashley and Pretty Floral Home Accessories

I've just finished reading 'A Life by Design', a biography of Laura Ashley, written soon after her tragic fall, from which she never regained consciousness, at the age of 60. I read the book...
JudyAdamsonArtandDesign · 1Y ago

Indigo Bedroom and Bathroom Ideas for Gifts

Blue and white is a perennial favourite when it comes to home accessories and fashion. Whether it's the bright, light blue and white stripes of the famous 'Cornishware', a softer light blue...
JudyAdamsonArtandDesign · 1Y ago

Tips for a Budget Spring Home Decor Makeover

Now that we're beginning to see signs of spring and the days become, hopefully, lighter and longer, the bright sunshine can make our homes begin to look a little 'tired' and in need of refre...
JudyAdamsonArtandDesign · 1Y ago

How to Make a Quick and Easy Quilted Patchwork

Periwinkle Patch Faux PatchworkSewing patchwork by hand is known to be a great stress-reliever. And, although I've never joined a patchwork/quilting group myself, I can well imagine that get...
JudyAdamsonArtandDesign · 1Y ago

How to Mix and Match Fabrics for Crafts and Girls' Dresses

Sadly I don't think I shall see much blossom on my fruit trees this spring. As you can probably see from the photo above, they've just been subjected to a much overdue pruning this week!