Decorating with Fabrics from Around the World
You can sew and craft your way around the world by incorporating an international array of specialty fabrics into a style Lisa Shepard calls "global eclectic." Indonesian hand-dyed batiks used for quilts, dolls, and throw pillows, Japanese sashiko stitched placemats, or a magazine holder made of sadza fabric from Zimbabwe are all great accents that are sure to spark conversation!
When it comes to putting together a creative atmosphere in your home, optimizing the energies of global traditions is becoming a favorite option. It's easy to mix design elements of your own heritage with other cultures for a look that's a distinctive reflection of you.
One peek inside, and you'll see ideas for using your fabrics, and instructions and traceable patterns for creating the fabrics themselves:
- Sadza Batik - Zimbabwe
- Marbled Fabrics - Turkey
- Sashiko - Japan
- Tapa Cloth - South Pacific Islands
- Trapunto - Italy
- Block Printing - India
- Mola Applique - Panama
- Batik - Indonesia
- Adire - Nigeria
Item Code: bkskrglobex
by Lisa Shepard