Utilitarian needlework

Utilitarian needlework

Surely many have not heard of utilitarian needlework, but the product that create people they are engaged, with great probability, have seen. These are mats, cozy, warm, attractive in terms of creating a unique home interior, and make them out of old clothes, patchworks and not only. Those who are close to the philosophy of reuse of things, such a kind of needlework creativity may come to the soul.

What it is?

Braided homemade mats existed, it seems, always, just from time to time went to the shadow. Today, when typical interiors created on the basis of furniture of the Scandinavian brand (or his replica), I want to “dilute” something unique, people return to needlework. If not yourself, then find masters in social networks, which offer a warm atmospheric decor made with their own hands. But many are decided to decorate a house without intermediaries: they begin to dive into the topic of needlework deeper and come to the thought of weaving mats, because it seems not so difficult as, for example, knitting or embroidery. However, these products are not only weave.

How can mats.

  • From fabric and old clothes. For example, take old T-shirts, cut them on the stripes and then the canvas fly out of these strips. Its density depends on the material used. And in order to strengthen the rug, it is fixed on the adhesive or dense rubberized fabric.

  • From old packages. Packages from the grocery store can also be cut into stripes and use them as threads. Weaving will be in the usual scheme, only the material is somewhat different from the fabric.

Such mats can be used at the entrance to the house (on the porch), in the bathroom, on the balcony, in the housewife.

  • From traffic. Cork mats are often called massage, because if they try to “iron” their feet, you can relax and get really pleasant sensations. Usually such mats find their place in the bathroom, and about 3 hundred stoppers from wine bottles. They are glued to the rubber base with halves, that is, to begin with each plug, it is cut in two. And fixed to rubber it will be flat. To work it takes a gluing gun.

  • From wooden regions. It turns out a full-fledged mat. The old plinths are going to go, who after repair could go to the landfill. But they are selected, they have been written on the blanks of the same length, in which through holes are done. And then the planks simply fastens a synthetic cord. And on concrete, and on the tile can be laid this mat.

  • From Kosichek. Suppose the fat yarn takes. Move pigs are made, long and sufficiently dense. These pigtails are then riveted and fixed on a dense, adhesive or rubberized basis. Fixed on glue. It turns out a gentle round rug, bedside, such as.

But the mats can be not only on the floor, but also on the wall. Then it turns out a beautiful interior panel. This is not Macrame, but rather mixed technique associated with weaving. Rugs are used and as napkins, tablecloths, tracks. They can be loosened with window sills, apply as a litter on a chair and t. D. Products can be complete (i.e., a set in which the unity of materials, and unity of technology is traced) or unique, not having a pair or partner things.

Master class to create a rug

Popular woven rugs, they compete with looting cord products, but both options look great in the interior.

The braid will master each, but have to find a tool (or do it yourself).

Frame for weaving should be a little more than the size of the alleged canvase. On the two opposite sides of the frame, it is necessary to fill the cloves (their caps should be small), you can also use wooden pins. Distance between pins – 2-2.5 cm.

Plug-braid with your own hands step by step.

  • First you need to fix the bottoms of the base. It is possible to use the same linen cord, a thick yarn, a beep, or just flaps associated in length. The end of the thread must be fixed to the upper clove in the corner, then she serves snakes around all the carnations on the upper and lower crossbars.

Tension should be sufficient, not too strong.

  • It’s time to prepare workers thread. Very long not needed, because weaving will constantly “stuff” about their unraveling. The next strip must be attached as the predecessor shortening.

  • Weaving begins with an alternate pass Strips of the working thread over the filament of the foundation under them.

  • When the end of the row is nearing, the working thread turns around the extreme string of the base, and interlacing continues in the other direction.

  • Through several rows, weaving must be sealing (and so to do regularly), the woven rows will pull up up. Very convenient in this sense, a wooden plug, although you can do it and hands. The more tightly weaving, the longer the interval is, the less noticeable filaments of the base, which is very good.

  • Weaving goes according to the scheme, the desired number of rows is counted, By necessity, the thread is increasing (or changing the strip of another color). If the color of the threads need to be changed on the edge of the product, it should be trimmed close to it and bind a new strip or even rinse it. The node will remain on the wrong. But there is another option: binding strips on the edge to remain long tails. Then the edges of the product will turn out with a fringe, which looks pretty too.

  • When all rows are connected, the rug is gently removed from the frame. If you want to complicate weaving, instead of one working thread you can remove two, they will be intertwined with the bases of the base, and among themselves.

Once spending time on the frame of the frame, it will be possible to use it for a long time, conveniently creating cute house mats.

Options for patchwork sewing

Patchwork sewing also refers to utilitarian needlework, and it is very interesting, with great opportunities, type of creativity.

What techniques offers this needlework.

  • Classic. It is based on any fabric in which the flaps initially need to sew each other, and then they will be superimposed on the inside of the basic matter. Fabric and cloth of flaps are stitched. Patchwork drawing becomes the face of the product, and the material taken for the base is invalid.

  • Crazy-Patchwork. In this technique, the loskutka can be some kind of form, they all are inserted to the base, work becomes bright, I want to look at it.

  • Square blocks. Many newcomers in patchwork sewing are starting with Russian squares: the same square fragments are cut out of different samples of the tissue. Of these, the drawing is formed, the squares are connected.

  • Strip. Also the principle in the combination of fragments of different tissues, only in this case it will be strips.

They can be connected in various directions, for example, by spiral or zigzag.

  • Triangles. Beginners are easier to work with fragments, which are represented by an equally chaired triangles. You can thus sew napkins, paths on the table, bedspreads and rugs.

Very cool technique – Lyapokha. Surely such a needlework someone could teach grandmother. The base of dense tissue is taken, it is necessary to sew the flaps of the same length. Strips are sewn one side, and can be used with tissues that are very different in structure. But there is an option “for advanced”: the edges of these flaps need to be collapsed into the tube (or bend the angle) so that the thing looks more lush. In such a technique, very cute sofa pillows are obtained.

    The most attractive in patchwork is the fact that things are obtained very cozy. Therefore, the technique is often used to sewing baby blankets (and on an extract including). You can sew a gorgeous tablecloth made of flasks, curtains, bag, apron. Stylish turns on the table on the table, stitched by the same scheme. But I also please the search for materials, because things can be used that have already served. For example, old dresses, curtains, tablecloths: they came out of the fashion, broke, dymering their drawing, but threw it sorry. And in the form of a product in patchwork technique, they will continue their existence.

    Detailed master class on creating mats from old things can be found in the following video.

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