Friday, February 29, 2008

ARTISAN of the World Catalogue

ARTISAN of the World Catalogue is a guide to Handmade online shopping. It was created by
"Artisanimpact" designers and team and dedicated to the many artists whose own crafts are a work of art.
ArtisanImpact.com is a handmade jewelry shop in Montreal, Canada. The designers put aside time to create this catalogue.


Catalogue features many talented artists and crafters who sell at Etsy.com
Lenkart was featured on page 18, and I am very proud!

Friday, February 15, 2008

What can you do with narrow stripes of fabric leftovers?

What can you do with narrow stripes of fabric leftovers?

In my opinion even tiny pieces of fabric could be used to produce beautiful things.
I have 2.5” wide stripes of nice silk fabric, and I don’t want to waste them, because the fabric is pretty and it is a natural silk.

Below are my original sketches for decorative pillows to be made out of those stripes and other tiny leftovers.

I decided I want to start with decorative pillow with white window. I even found a name for this pillow – Night Window.

Here is the first part of that pillow:

Next I added several stripes of silk. I call this parquet technique:


Than I added more stripes on the other side of the “window”:

Now I have to decide what technique to use for the back side of the pillow. Should I use the same parquet technique, or just to sew stripes along or use a whole piece of silk fabric to make the back of the pillow?

I will let you know after I make my decision, and I will post the photo of the finished pillow as well. So, stay tuned.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

And the winner of my 2008 OWOH giveaway is:

Thank you all for participating and your lovely comments about my pillow cover. For those, who interested to see more of my creations or even want to bay them, there are two places: www.LenkArt.com and my Etsy shop.


Music please!

And the winner of my 2008 OWOH giveaway is:
Danielle

Danielle said...

Beautiful pillow cover. I'm partial to red so I absolutely love this. Please enter me in your drawing. collectiveelements at gmail.com
February 8, 2008 1:43 PM

She won Originally Designed Decorative Pillow Cover made by designer Elena Filippova.

I will ask Danielle to send me picture of this pillow at her place, and if she will send it to me, I will post it on my blog.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ONE World-ONE Heart Event


"What IS ONE World-ONE Heart?

It is a blog-wide giveaway event. The original idea behind this was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. Last years event had nearly 100 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong."

Thanks to Stasi Rose for sharing an information about this event on her blog.
Lisa Oceandreamer is your host for this event and there is more information about the event: OWOH has a blog which lists all the blogs involved and gives the details.

You need to participate until February 13, 2008 and leave your name and join in each blog’s give-away.

How to participate and win:

1. Write a comment ( a nice one, please) about my pillow cover.
2. Leave your name in the comment
2. Leave you e-mail address
in the comment, make sure your email address is a valid one and not one of the no-reply ones.

This information will be used to chose a winner and contact the winner for further information, such as shipping address, full name, etc.

I will accept all entries until February 13th and then the winner will be announced on February 14th and then your gift will be shipped to you!
There are no hidden fees - you will not have to pay insurance, shipping. But you may be responsible for any customs fees or taxes your country might impose.

What will you win : Originally Designed Decorative Pillow Cover made by designer Elena Filippova


This pillow cover is one of a kind. There no other pillow cover like this one exist.

Information about pillow cover:

Size: 15”x15”.
Fabric: 100% polyester.
Zipper closure.
Hand Made. Dry cleaning recommended.

How I will chose a winner? Old method: hat and numbers!

Happy winning! Please don't forget to include your name and e-mail in your comment. Thank you,

Elena

Friday, February 1, 2008

New Linings - The Next Evolution

Alendel Fabric Limited introducing the latest innovation in Drapery Lining.

Texline Napped



This new lining has sateen front side of the fabric, while on the back side , the fibers have been raised combining Interlining and Lining together.
It is made of 50% Polyester/50% Cotton, has crease resistant finish and available in White or Ivory color.
This is a nice lining to use, especially with thin fabrics. It will help to have fuller body and better drapability.

Waterline


Another new product is Waterline lining with Crease Resistant , Water and Stain Repellent Finish which helps prevent your draperies from condensation, fading and sun rot.
It is 50% Polyester/50% Cotton mix and available in two colors: White or Ivory.