Use Knitting In Your Home Decoration By Guest Writer Ella Andrews

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During the recent years knitting has become more and more popular not only in clothes fashion but also as a way of decorating your home. Knitting brings warmth and cosiness in a place. Here are a few ideas and advices on how to most properly use it in your dwelling.

  • Knitting and your furniture

Knitting is a wonderful way to renovate your old furniture and even to make new one. Knitted tools have become more and more popular recently and they are a wonderful addition to your children’s room. For your bedroom or hall sofa you can use knitted coverings instead of the traditional ones. Knitting is a perfect solution if your furniture is a bit old. Cover it with knitting but have in mind that it is more difficult to clean

  • Knitting for covering the floor of the placeUse Knitting In Your Home Decoration3

If you use knitting instead of traditional carpet for your rooms you will be surprised of the great change you will immediately notice. A knitted carpet on your bedroom floor will not only look romantic and cosy but will also warm your feet when you get up and step on it. It looks both stylish and beautiful.

  • Use Knitting In Your Home DecorationKnitting in your home accessories

Knitting is a wonderful means of creating specific atmosphere in your place. The secret here is to use it not everywhere but in the tiny but important details. You can even use knitting to create seasonal home decoration. Knitted flowers are suitable for spring while sea themes are a perfect choice for summer. Leaves made of coloured yarn are a wonderful addition for your autumn decoration and knitted snowflakes are the best choice for winter.

A few more ideas of how to use knitting in your home decoration:

  1. Make tiny knitted “socks” for your chairs’ and tables’ legs. They will look fashionable and will prevent the carpet from scratches.
  2. Knitted glass pads are also a smart decision
  3. You can use yarn to make pillow cases for the vases – this type of decoration is very suitable for the cold winter months.
  4. A couple of colored balls of yarn look extremely fashionable in a tall, glass vase.
  5. For Christmas you can make a wreath of colored yarn using traditional festive colors – red, green and white.

How to properly take care of the knitting?

You may store it in moving boxes or if you have purchased it carefully examine the label from the store as it will explain the best way to take care of it. If there is no label or you are the one who have created it, find out more about the yarn it is made of so that you can know how to properly wash and iron it.

Some knitting should be washed in cool water only while others – in hot one. Wash them well and use special fabric softener to keep the knitting soft for as long as possible.

Bio: Ella Andrews is a content writer who has great flair for decoration and interior design. She is always searching for new challenges. Therefore her present article is focused on exterior home design related theme.

Victorian Purse History

It is hard to understand Victorian era purses without first understanding Queen Victoria and her long rein over England. Her influence was so pronounced that it greatly affected styles and her middle class attitude was reflected in fashion.
Queen Victoria reined from 1837 to 1901 and took over control of England at the age of 18. She was very headstrong and began rejecting the advice of her equally headstrong mother, who had a great deal of control over her life up to this point.
Prime Minister Lord Melbourne began to exert influence on her views until 1840, when Queen Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert. They proceeded to have 9 children.
The Queen’s values were reflected in the Victorian purse of this era. Life was relatively stable and England enjoyed expanding prosperity. Of course there was a wide discrepancy between the upper middle class and the poor and fashion was important to the “haves” as opposed to the “have nots”.
There was a large variety of victorian purses popular during the rein of Queen Victoria so generalizations are needed. Needle skills were valued and this was reflected in decorative designs in beadwork and ribbonwork. Magazines that gave instructions on how to make these bags were very popular.
Knitted bags and chatelaine bags became the rage around 1870 and melded beautifully with women’s fashionable dresses at that time which were slim fitting. The chatelaine bag was hung either from the wrist or the waist.
When women traveled, a large bag with a metal frames called the Gladstone bag after Queen Victoria’s Prime Minister William Gladstone was used. This was an example of a specialized bag for a special need and some popular Victorian purses were used exclusively for going to the opera as well as traveling toilet bags.
The Victorian purse encompassed many different styles over Queen Victoria’s long rein but her own personality was incorporated in the fashion of her day. Her sensibilities gave England it’s own direction in design as this prosperous country enjoyed it’s rule over the empire of style.

Victorian Fashion

Elaborate dresses, lavish balls, a beautiful countryside and images straight from the canvas of the great artists come to my mind when I think about the Victorian era. The Victorian period or the Victorian era can be termed as the period under the reign of Queen Victoria. This period was between the year-1837 to 1901. I am sure many women would love to slip back into time and fulfill their dream of wearing bustle skirts with some fancy feathered hats at some point in their lives! Rich fabrics and genteel women attending fancy dos with cultured men are some of the glimpses of the life back then! Here’s a look at the kind of fashion followed in the Victorian Era. Victorian fashion has many interesting things to note and you can delve into the depths of Victorian fashion, right here!

Victorian Fashion:
The term Victorian fashion is generally used only with regard to the United Kingdom. There were certain clothing styles and mannerisms that were observed during this period. In the early period of the Victorian Era, the silhouette for the woman was more of the demure kind. Women wore pointed bodice, which were long and had fitting waists. The bodice was designed to enhance the waist. In the early period, Victorian clothing for women was about restriction of arm movements. Another interesting feature were the detachable collars! The colors used in the early period of the Victorian fashion were soft, pastel shades. Patterns were delicate and fashionable, all designed to maintain the femininity of the woman.

Beehive shaped skirts was another characteristic feature of Victorian fashion. Here, garments were stiffened to give a particular appearance. Crin also known as horsehair, was used for a particular portion of a garment so that it stiffens in that particular area. Crin was used for hem linings and sleeve heads of the dresses.

Although cloth was manufactured in the mills, Victorian clothing in 1837 was generally designed and assembled by tailors and other such specialized people who were into designing clothes and hats. These people catered to only a specific few of the society who could afford this service; others stitched their clothes at home.

Bell shaped skirts also became a rage and these became wider in the 1830s. The bell shape soon became dome shaped. As these skirts became bigger and flared out, they also needed support from the inside. Victorian dresses therefore needed to be worn with a lot of petticoats. The lower portion was also supported by horsehair, which were woven into the pattern for the stiffened look.

The cashmere shawl was also a prominent feature of Victorian fashion. It was particularly noticed in 1840. By then, the shawl was used as wrap over the dresses. Women also wore heavy fabrics such as satins and silks and there was also a time when fabric dictated the status of the person in the society as well.

Slowly these huge ballooned Victorian skirts gave way to the hobble skirts. Hobble skirts brought into fashion narrow skirts, where in knee length corsets were combined with the entire ensemble. Hobble skirts often restricted movement, which is probably why they have been given this name. These slim skirts created a problem for women in the comfort factor yet they gained popularity with time. Today, the slim pencil skirt can still be witnessed in the fashion scenario in many modified ways.

Apart from horsehair, bustles were also used to increase the fullness of the skirts. Bustles were used to make the waist look smaller. Many times, the fullness of the fashion was spread out towards the back and this often fanned out in the shape of a train. Bustles were also seen in different shapes. Sometimes, these also created a hump below the waist area on the backside, which was considered to be a fashion statement in the Victorian era. The bustle therefore, can be considered to be yet another typical feature of Victorian fashion.

Victorian fashion for men was about Norfolk jackets and the sack suits. Men preferred to don themselves in casual attire.

Victorian fashion was thus quite elaborate as far as women’s clothing was concerned. Victorian clothing is still very much popular and the basics have been woven into new modern designs to create contemporary attire!