Domestitchery is where we take a look at how talented people make ordinary domestic items extraordinary through creative needlework
Well, I’m not the first to promote the big box stores that do a fine job of promoting themselves, but I am the first to pour over a catalog when it comes in the mail. Doesn’t even matter what kind of catalog, either; fly fishing, gardening tools, over priced gift baskets and home furnishings are all fair game. What a happy surprise to find the 2011 Ikea catalog sprinkled with stitch-inspired things!
Ok, so linens aren’t so surprising, but a loveseat? Cool!
Need a modern chair with an old-fashioned charm?
While these particular items may not be to everyone’s taste (including mine), I think it’s interesting that they may be an indicator of an increased awareness of embroidery that could open doors and minds to one-of-a-kind, artisan-made embroidery for interiors. They’re even using embroidery to display a new picture frame.
TheMistressT is a scumbler and plastrix by day and a craft dabbler by night. Her mottoes include “any excuse for a costume” and “there’s no such thing as too much carpincho.”
Tara Fields a.k.a. "TheMistressT" is a scumbler and plastrix by day and a craft dabbler by night. Her mottoes include “any excuse for a costume” and “there’s no such thing as too much carpincho.”