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How to embroider 3D-roses in 3 easy steps!

How to embroider 3D-roses in 3 easy steps!
Life is full of choices, some hard, some easy. As a creative crafter (especially when you do much of your work freehand) some of the creative choices sort of just happen and the idea often differs a bit from the final result. For this post these frames sort of chose me (instead of me choosing them) and then inspired this week’s project - a bouquet of embroidered roses . I started to mark the size of the square frame by tracing the edges of the paper inside the frame, on some fabric with...

Upcycle an old painting into a unique artwork

Upcycle an old painting into a unique artwork
I hope you had a happy new year all of you creative crafters. A new year with a new start and we’ll celebrate that by giving new life to an old artwork. I got the idea when I saw and got inspired by two textile artists who works with embroidery on photographs. Maurizio Anzeri is an Italian artist living in London. He’s work gives new life and dimension to (mainly) black and white photos by adding geometrically shaped embroidery. Beautiful? I’ll leave that for you to figure out. Interesting?...

Happy new year

Happy new year
While writing this Christmas is over. In my last post I was so excited about sharing all the crafts I’ve been doing since October but most of those things were x-mas gifts so of course I had to keep it to myself so I wouldn’t ruin the surprise for my loved ones :). I remember Christmas when I was about eight years old and I had decided to go for quantity instead of quality on the gift department. The result of that lovely idea was that I painted about 100 little drawings, wrapped them and...

5 unique Christmas and New Years post card ideas

5 unique Christmas and New Years post card ideas
When the holiday is near I usually get reminded of my own weaknesses when it comes to preparations, especially when the yearly Christmas cards arrive at the door. It reminds me how lovely it feels to get personally addressed mail (in a time when everything is digital) but it also reminds me that I failed to send out any Christmas cards on my own, this year too. Every year I get equally delighted for the lovely cards I receive and equally annoyed that I forgot to send even a single one. When...

Welcome to the Folklore Blog!

Welcome to the Folklore Blog!
It’s with great enthusiasm that I from now on will start blogging for The Folklore Company. My name is Elisa, I’m 33 years old and my greatest passion in life is creativity in every form. Ever since I was a kid I’ve been painting, doing embroidery and other various crafts and no matter what life threw my way, one thing has always been constant and that is the creativity. Because surely there is no more constructive reality than the reality we create with our hands. Although I have no...