Quilt patchwork - textile fantasies
Things created by their own hands, whether they are author's ornaments, interior items, create a unique atmosphere in the house. Such unique things can not be found in stores. They do not flow, they are made by hand with inspiration and love. These are things on which lies the imprint of the master's soul, its warmth. Things created in the patchwork technique, give the interior of the house its own special charm. One of the most original textile interior decorations is a quilt patchwork. Stitched from scraps of colored fabric, it will please its warmth and brightness, which is especially lacking in the cold season.
Patchwork is a kind of decorative and applied art, having centuries-old traditions and stylistic features. This is the creation of incredibly beautiful whole pieces of cloth, also known as patchwork.
It is difficult to determine where the technique of patchwork needlework originated. The first patches were found in the Egyptian tombs. Similar products were distributed throughout the world. Each country had its own specific models and ways of performing ornaments. The reason for the appearance of patchwork needlework was determined by poverty, because of which, from the remnants of old and dilapidated clothes, it was necessary to create a new and make articles of everyday life.
Economical patchwork technique has spread widely in the New World. American settlers, experiencing a shortage of cloth, used even the smallest scraps to repair warm blankets. This marked the emergence of the traditional American quilt - a quilt. Blanket patchwork was made for a very long time and used a variety of patterns, characteristic of a certain area. This "Mexican Rose", "Lonely Star", "Tooth Saw", "Tulip" and others. The idea of geometric selection of multi-colored patches originates from decorative and applied art.
Dowry of each girl necessarily included a patchwork quilt. Many ceremonial quilts decorate the exposition of museums today.
With the advent of the sewing machine patchwork becomes more than just one way out of difficult life situations, it's a whole fine art. In fashion, a new direction - folklore romanticism. Even fashion designers showed interest in it, using patchwork elements in their models.
In the US and Europe, patchwork style clubs began to appear. In this technique two directions are distinguished: patchwork mosaic and applique.
Now the patchwork is going through its second birth. The most interesting details of the country style are patchwork products. Fabrics for modern technology patchwork are selected depending on the style and personal preferences. This, perhaps, is the most interesting and creative process.
Used chintz, batik, silk, wool, cotton, their combination with embroidery, knitted fragments, applique and many other interesting elements. When using used fabrics, it is better to choose the brightest and strongest. Beautifully, brightly, modernly look textile products from Japanese and American silk.
It should be known that wool blend and woolen fabrics require a base, otherwise the product will be subject to deformation in the future, and it is recommended to stick different fabrics and thickness of fabric to non-woven fabrics, to quilt with another fabric for practicality of the future product.
One of the trendy trends in patchwork is the use of so-called "tissue-reproduction", reproducing materials popular in a certain era.For a quilt recreating a particular epoch, a combination with other lines of tissue is not used. Such products look very nice and cause nostalgia. Quilt patchwork, made of a similar fabric, will recall the beautiful and very cozy patchwork veil of my grandmother.
Tablecloths, bedspreads, decorative panels, furniture covers, rugs and other textile products in patchwork style can create an original and cozy interior. Products from shreds are used to decorate mirrors, lampshades, sofa cushions. They can be bought, and you can do it with your own hands, which is much more interesting. It remains only to fantasize a little, pick up the texture of the fabric, the pattern, the combination of colors and create your own unique masterpiece. Limits of perfection in the fascinating world of handicrafts do not exist.