• Posts Tagged ‘craft’

    Chic sun canopy

    by  • 17/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

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    Turn your favourite fabric into a bright and breezy canopy to dress outdoor dining or seating spaces and create shelter from the wind, sun and even light showers. This sun canopy idea can easily be fashioned from draping a fabric over branches or canes or made to last by properly hemming the edges and securing in place on chunky poles and tied to a wall. Why not try using a oilcloth or pvc fabric to make it rain-proof too to make outdoor entertaining possible whatever the weather.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Craft a pretty blind

    by  • 17/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Make this pretty blind following Country Homes and Interiors easy instructions

    Make the most of dinky windows and give them a double dose of style with a lovely blind featuring decorative ribbon ties and complementary fabrics. To make place the main and co-ordinating fabrics together right side facing and hem all around leaving a 2cm gap. Turn out and slip stitch the seam gap, then press. Attach lengths of ribbon either side of the blind measuring the full length of the fabrics plus about 10cm. Hang the blind up at the window – this can be done with self-adhesive velcro – main fabric facing outwards. Roll up the blind with the co-ordinating fabric facing outwards then secure in place with the ribbon ties.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Pretty hanging shelves

    by  • 10/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Hanging shelves craft idea by Country Homes and Interiors blog

    We love this nifty hanging shelves idea made from reclaimed wooden boards and webbing tape. It’s the perfect place to display seasonal finds and can easily be moved from room to room. Simply dust and smooth off any splintered edges from the boards. Give the edges a lick of paint and allow to dry. Stitch together matching loops of webbing tape at measured intervals then attach to the ceiling with cuphooks.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Be inspired to craft with Make It Home

    by  • 03/08/2014 • Country craft • 2 Comments

    MAKE IT HOME MAGAZINE | COUNTRY DAYS | COUNTRY HOMES AND INTERIORS

    Stamp your own mark on your home with this inspiring guide to modern crafting. Packed with over 290 simple to achieve beautiful ideas and creative makes, there’s projects to try from window treatments to cushions and furniture upcycling to easy decorations. Including beautiful photography, templates and how-to instructions, Make It Home shows you how to bring a handmade feel to every room. Click here to find out how to buy your copy now!

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    Make this stylish bed canopy

    by  • 27/07/2014 • Country craft • 2 Comments

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    Lend a little drama to your bedroom with an elegant bed canopy made with a length of draped fabric. As featured in our soon to be seen September issue, this canopy is simple to make yet such a striking addition to a room. To find out how to make click here.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft; ribbon chair decoration

    by  • 20/07/2014 • Country craft • 1 Comment

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    Try these colourful ribbon chair decoration idea for adding a jolly look to outdoor dining.

    Looking for easy and almost instant outdoor party decoration ideas? Then you’ll love this ribbon chair decoration idea which adds a quick pop of colour with a few loops and lengths. Simply cut a long length of ribbon and fold in half, loop over the chair back, pull the loose ends through the loop and tighten. Add lots of colourul lengths across the back of the chair to give real impact especially as they catch and wave in the breeze.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft; handkerchief bunting

    by  • 13/07/2014 • Country craft • 1 Comment

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    Peg up handkerchiefs or fabric remnants to make pretty bunting decorations.

    We love this easy bunting decoration idea as seen in our latest issue- a great way of displaying favourite handkerchiefs, hand-me-down scarves or even squares of pretty fabric. Simply gather your squares (they can be any size and hem finished or raw edged) and give them an iron. Hang a length of string or ribbon where the bunting is to go then peg the squares along it’s length using dolly or pincer pegs. Use wooden styles for a rustic touch or colourful plastic for a jolly look.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

     

     

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    Country style setter: Hinchcliffe & Barber

    by  • 09/07/2014 • Country business, Country style • 1 Comment

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    True Blue mugs, £18, jug, £30. Dorset Delft cockerel jug, £27.50; all Hinchcliffe & Barber.

    We talk to the designers who are defining the latest looks for our country homes

    We chat to Georgia Hinchcliffe whose father, John, and mother, Wendy, set up design brand Hinchcliffe & Barber in the 1980s. After the untimely death of her father, Georgia joined the family business and now works alongside her mother, splitting her time between their two studios in Dorset and Wiltshire. Having made the change, she feels she’s finally found what she was always meant to do.

    What techniques do you use in your work?

    Every piece is created using a variety of traditional craft techniques. For example, our new range of printed cushions was made using a block print, and our new ceramic ranges involve a mix of potato print, paper cut and wax resist designs. It’s important to continue using original techniques, otherwise everything will look too computer generated – there’s definitely a balance to be had.

     How does the countryside influence your designs?

    My late father was a real countryman. He walked every day, loved his garden and observed the seasons carefully. This is reflected in his glorious designs that focus around the sea, flowers and animals. In many ways, I’ve inherited his appreciation of nature and feel soothed by open, empty spaces and long views.

     What’s your working space like?

    My husband and I have just bought a new house, nestled in the Wiltshire countryside, with an old chapel for me to convert into a studio and showroom. My mother and I need lots of space to work – we’ve folders and folders of work from the 1980s, so much of the time we play around with older designs, updating and reworking them for today.

     What’s next?

    It’s an exciting time for us. Our new range featuring mugs, jugs, aprons and other kitchen textiles, in four new designs, launches this month at Harrogate Homes & Gifts Show in association with our licensee MyGiftsTrade. Working with another family business has been fantastic. With their input we’re in a position for the first time in 10 years to supply our products to retailers however small or large. We’re already working on our next collections so watch this space!

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    Country craft: doily table runner

    by  • 30/06/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Discover how to make this doily runner with Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Create a charming doily runner for an outdoor dining table following Country Homes & Interiors simple steps.

    We love a bit of paper craft especially anything involving a doily. In celebration of this normally quite humble cake and bake serving accessory we thought we’d style them up into a rather splendid doily table runner to add a decorative touch to an outdoor table. Check it out in our soon-to-be-seen August issue. To discover how to create your own bespoke style click here.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft: bobble trim throw

    by  • 08/06/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

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    Make this bobble trim throw following Country Homes and Interiors easy instructions. Image by Simon Scarboro

    We love trimmings and they are a simple way to update plain linens or bring a new look to soft furnishings. Here we’ve updated a vintage linen cloth (from Beyond France) with some stylish bobble trim (from a selection at Macculloch & Wallis). To make simply follow our easy instructions.
    Measure and cut the trimming to fit all away around the cloth or blanket edge plus 2cm hemming. Pin to the underside of the cloth turning over 1cm at either end for a neat hem finish and sew in place either by hand or with a machine. A quick iron over the seams will finish the job to perfection!
    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects  for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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