Rethink knitwear as anniversary decor
October 30, 2014 - table lamp
Cozying adult in a favorite sweater is one of a graphic pleasures of autumn.
This fall, designers and retailers are stitching adult sweater motifs on an array of home décor. So while you’re jacket yourself in a big, soothing cardigan, we can also beauty your space with a dollop of knitted comfort.
Hannah Millman, executive editorial executive of crafts for Martha Stewart Living, pronounced knitwear is a trend with near-universal appeal. She suggested some do-it-yourself projects.
“Almost everybody has a memory of a sweater that creates them feel good. What’s so good about repurposing one of your possess is that we get to keep it and suffer it,” she said. “And if you’ve found one during a marketplace that someone might have weave behind in a ’40s, we can give it a event to be desired again by creation it into something new.”
One of Millman’s favorite ways to reuse sweaters: Collect a garland of creamy-hued ones, in one form of weave or maybe several, and cut them adult to make a blanket, sham or rug. You’ll find plan ideas and instructions during Marthastewart.com as good as Countryliving.com, where there are also how-tos for lamps, bowls and sconces.
“Creating a small story on pillows regulating pieces of aged sweaters is a large trend,” she said.
Look for pieces in gradations of tone — maybe dark pinkish to low cherry, or sky blue to indigo. Or hunt tab sales and preservation stores for sweaters with inlet motifs to emanate a organisation of woodland pillows.
Those awful Christmas sweaters of aged can be remade into new Christmas stockings; other heavily patterned and colorful sweaters make good rugs.
Millman suggested regulating a rotary knife and anchoring a edges of a lax weave with masking fasten while cutting, to revoke fraying.
She also suggested soaking any woolens in prohibited fatty H2O in box there are moths. If we afterwards machine-dry a sweater, you’ll finish adult with a “felted” material, renouned in crafting circles, where a fibers smush together. If we line-dry a garment, a weave settlement stays and a fibers stay separated.
If we aren’t adult for a qualification plan yourself, don’t worry — there are lots of stores charity sweater-themed items.
Wayfair’s got One Bella Casa’s My Christmas sweater sham and Rizzy Home’s cable-knit pillow. NoYo Home’s slipcovered headboard comes in a bluish and white weave photoprint, like a sweater for your bed.
Lauren Weege’s Fair Isle and caramel cable-knit vase covers are cosy and stylish.
Mollaspace takes a weave design and turns it into a ceramic mug. Crate Barrel’s Bowen list flare also facilities a ceramic weave pattern.
Anthropologie’s got a collection of ceramics printed with knitwear patterns, including bowls and bakeware.
Sweater-knit nap rugs are in West Elm’s tumble collection. Betsy Olmsted’s Acid Knit carpet for Deny Designs prints a weave settlement in unusual hues on a flatweave rug.
Designer Naomi Paul’s match lights are clad in crocheted string to change modernity and charm.