Scanned fabric design by Nienke Sybrandy

May 31st, 2011 - 
 

Nienke Sybrandy’s botanical artwork are a delight for every person who likes flowers and art. See here flowers created by photocopying: here it is a nice experiment the artist did. You are invited to do so: go in your garden, gather as much and as different flowers you can find.
Arrange them on your scanner face down and then put a black fabric over them so that you will have a contrast and better see the plants. Scan the image in your computer, and see the results, like here. All you have to do is to have a
nicely done bouquet of flowers and to put it to the scanner or copy machine. The 3D forms will be transformed into 2D to create a pattern. Lovely ideas on how to start your summer. Hope you will get inspired and custom your napkins or table cloth as you want. Via Haute nature.

100% cotton tablecloth 270×155 / set of 6 napkins in A3 size (30×42) / produced in the Dutch Textile Museum

Rescue Stained Textiles with a Cool Graphic Pattern

December 6th, 2010 - 

Spilled a glass of wine on your favorite tablecloth? No need to buy a new one: Design Sponge has shared some brilliant inspiration for extending the life of flawed textiles. Just cut out the shape of your choice in fabric (and fusible webbing), iron on, and sew. We love the choice of colors and the modern shape of the example here. More details, and a detailed photo, after the jump. This idea works for much more than tablecloths– think pillow covers, comforters, placemats, even sofa cushions. Not only can it cover stains, it
can also be a way to revitalize something you’ve gotten a little tired of. For all the great green products out there, our favorite way to decorate responsibly is to make the stuff we already have last longer. Visit Design Sponge for the
full how-to instructions.(Images: Design Sponge)