In a quarantine world, we’ve been spending a lot more days indoors. This gives some people time to return to traditional handicrafts like knitting, sewing, and woodworking. Now there’s a resurgence of hand-made products and goods with a handcrafted feel for your home and health. Let’s take a look at this re-emerging trend.
Furniture with Woven Finishes
Furniture and goods for the home and office are appearing in the marketplace with an emphasis on woven and textural finishes. Materials like cane, rattan, wool, and bamboo are being used to creating a comforting, cozy yet still stylish environment.
Warp and Weft Fabrics
Warp and weft refers to the pattern of threads used to create fabrics. Warp runs vertically and weft runs horizontally. Patterns such as checks, gingham, tartan and stripes show off warp and weft to full advantage.
Etsy Crafters, Creators, and Artists
One of the best places to find hand-made home goods is on Etsy.com. There you’ll discover handcrafted rugs, ceramics, tiles, table-runners, placemats, oil paintings and art, décor of all kinds. Even better, you’re frequently purchasing these items direct from the artist or craftsperson, helping to support small businesses in these crazy Coronavirus times. Don’t forget to pick up some handmade face masks while you’re there!
Dream about a hand-crafted interior design in YOUR home? Kimball Starr is available for consultations by phone, video chat, or in person with social distancing, so get in touch!