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Trends | Burlap

Burlap is what used to be called sackcloth; it was used for storage for everything as it was easy to make, breathable and moisture resistant. Even since it was used by the Haute Couture fashion houses a few years ago, burlap has been gaining strength. This seems to be the year where burlap comes into its own as a fully-functioning decorative fabric, being used in everything from wedding decorations to wall paper to the red carpet.

4. Bottega Veneta 2011 dress and Emma Watson wearing the dress to the Harry Potter Premier this summer.

It has a big place in the Eco-friendly world as it is bio-degradable, reusable, and durable. It can be dressed up or broken down, and yet still retains that rustic uniqueness all of its own. It can be used instead of canvas and paper to beautiful effect.

Burlap comes in ribbon rolls, in yards and in sheets and can be sewn, rolled, frayed, gathered, bunched, and looped, as well as used straight off the roll, or made into flowers.

You can sew it, color it with dye and paint, stamp and print on it, make it into furniture and clothes, toys and rugs. but most of all it is a fun and inexpensive way of being contemporary.

Burlap looks so pretty mixed with other fabrics such as silk, linen, and lace – a touch of elegance – the rough with the smooth.

And it’s perfect for those seasonal Christmas decorations.

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And the perfect gift maybe?

Burlap is so versatile, making it a perfect foil for both adults and kids alike, especially when it is used with this year’s perfect frame – the embroidery hoop!

And for those crafters and scrapbookers, there is a wide range of products that fit the burlap theme.

1. Tim Holtz Embossing folder

2. Nikki Sivils Buttons

3. My Minds Eye Trim

4. Weeds & Wildflowers Digital Elements

5. Ranger Tim Holtz distress inkpad

6. Canvas Corp Banner

7. Jillibean soup alpha stickers

8. Prima Marketing flowers

Also Hot off the Press do a burlap textured paper 🙂

I totally expect Burlap to stay as strong as it has for the last year, with more and more uses coming as it is a really interesting product.

I hope you enjoyed and are inspired by this little post on the wonders of burlap.


CHA Home Decor: Canvas Corp

One of the exhibitors we really liked from today’s walkabout was Canvas Corp with their Canvas Home Basics range. They had a very pretty booth with all type of styles going on from shabby chic to altered art.

We loved their banner at one end of their booth:

They had everything from memo boards to pages, all ready to go. They also had a fantastic line of burlap, which personally I think will be one of the trends for 2011.

The memo board had a variety of tiles so you can mix and match the layout of the board to suit what you need.We loved the range of shapes available – pennants to tags and all sorts. We really liked the fact you can get all the shapes in both canvas and burlap, so you can mix and match.

and their Denim line and Black Velvet line were just gorgeous!

One of the cute accessories was the packs of tiny clothes pegs in different colours with matching full-size clothes pegs.
The booth was filled with such pretty stuff, like this wreath of canvas and photos:

The atmosphere in the booth was one of fun and creativity!

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CHA- Paper Lines & More: Canvas Corp

We brought you a peek of the fun products offered by Canvas Corp at their first appearance in the Scrapbooking and Papercrafts section of CHA Winter 2010. At CHA Summer, they continued to delight with unique and crafter friendly papers, canvases, and more.

At the show they introduced their new seasonal paper collection:

And also showed off their printed paper collection which consists of designs printed on white, ivory, and kraft papers. So much possibility for mixing and matching with all sorts of projects:

Their 12″x 12″ memo boards are the perfect size for displaying a layout, and they have a slot in the top for easy access. One side is wood and can be painted, decoupaged, etc., while the other side is a white board perfect for magnets or use with dry erase markers.

What really caught my eye however, was the great selection of canvas and burlap items.

All their canvases are non-gesso, giving lots of possibility to keep that lovely all natural look. And I have to say I am all about the burlap. What a fun medium to work with! What would you create with it?

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