#FabricFriday - Christmas Inspiration
Posted in Product Reviews on Friday the 25th November 2016 by Annette
are coming out of our ears (so to speak) here at Minerva. I think our biggest seller this year has to be our fantastic range of Polycotton Fabrics
which was shown in a previous blog post of mine. The choice is pretty awesome and at just £2.99 per mt lots of decorations can be made. If your Christmas deoration budget can stretch a little further we have the most amazing collection of Contemporary Fabrics
now available here at Minerva. They are made from a calico fabric base and all start from a basic colour range of red, grey and cream and can be mixed and matched by design or indeed by colour and design. The first choice I have put together could look good anytime of year, in fact the only real Xmas contribution is the striped fabric which has the tiniest trees, holly leaves and what I think are gift tags within the stripe.
Next I am combining 3 colours with 3 designs...
These combinations are the heart design
(again), a tiny star design
and our Christmas stripe design
. Now you couldn't get more 'christmasy' than the grey, which includes pretty snowmen, the rows of trees, the cheeky little penguins and the reindeer. So with this combination we are sticking to cream and grey but with a hint of red via the stars. (I'm sounding poetic, am I not?)
Christmas and reds go together so my next choice reflects this...
All the fabrics features today are made from a 100% cotton calico with a tiny fleck in the weave - they blend in perfectly with the contemporary look of today.
Just before I go take a look at my 2 Christmas cushions from last year, just made from polycotton and a few trims.
This year I am making a Christmas wreath with a Metal Wreath Base
we sell here at Minerva for just at just 89p.
I am using Plain Red and Green Polycotton Fabric
cut up into 7" x 2" lengths also a Christmas Print Fabric
. I chose this design
, I like the boldness of the pattern - not too big not too little. These strips are literally tied onto the two metal circles, they then fan out into an array of christmas colour. At the moment I am using my pinking shears to cut the pieces but I'm going have to invest in a rotary cutter and cutting mat, it's taking me forever!! Finished photo next week, hopefully!!
Thanks for reading.