When something is not very clear how to be defined, because it is simply too streaky as created from incompatible materials and colors, usually we say that it is in patchwork style.
Only if we look out the window at a strange looking colorful, but not in a good way, facades of the housing giants in any of our city, we will see a strange ragged image that reminds patchwork. Actually, it is not good to mix concepts – this technology is so old that does not even have accurate information when it occurs, but it is suspected to have originated in the Orient and it is on more than a thousand years. The technique was brought to Europe from the Middle East during the Crusades. But what actually is patchwork?
These are collected and sewn together different pieces by color, pattern, and type textile fabric forming the top layer of the quilt. Patchwork Quilt – Quilt is when it consists of three layers, which provide the necessary heat: lower, upper, and wool patchwork, stitched together in a veil. Simply said – working with patches.
Once the initial idea was to utilize the available scrap of fabric and outdated or unnecessary clothing. Then and now, the pieces are cut in regular geometric shapes that are arranged in a beautiful mosaic.
In the 18th and 19th century, due to the specifics in the design, the Patchwork Quilt is among the most honorable places in the arrangement of the interior of North America – proof of how well accepted is this technology.
Today we deliberately create models that have long gone beyond the economical utilize of residual pieces – it is clear that the presence of patchwork at home will not go unnoticed and is looking the deliberately cause of this effect.
Over the time, patchwork find its new manifestations – in the decoration of walls or upholstery furniture in different styles and shapes.
“Patches” in bright and cheerful colors cover not only shabby old furniture to help them breathe new life but also modern furniture collections.
This retro-charm can be achieved by decorating the walls with pieces of various types of wallpapers – such a colorful mosaic creates not only Colorite but also mood. It is possible patchwork effect to be achieved on furniture with coloring them using a template in different tones and inserting materials with different textures – gluing pieces of fabric or wallpaper.
On the floor can also shine small rugs from tiny patterned patches, legally stolen ideas from the brightness of the rainbow. The dining table is also appropriate object – tablecloths and napkins in patchwork style can easily be combined by color with the main concept.
If someone of you has more or less dexterity, he can develop on his own such type of decoration, and for the rest – there are already enough shops and workshops where they can acquire for home good mood with smiling patches!