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Window Curtains
This curtain is no ordinary curtain. Many times people want to have colored curtains on their widows, but that means that the color on the side that faces the window will quickly fade and end up looking old. Well this is why this curtain is special: itís white on the side that faces the window and any color you want to face your bedroom. Details»

One on one with Jane Manzano
By Oksana Karpushin
A graduate from University of Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in Art, Jane Manzano, has migrated through time doing medieval European crafts, Iron Age Celtic crafts, Ottoman Turkish crafts, and now her husband's involvement in a Revolutionary War reenactment unit has turned her unto 18th century English crafts. More»

Freshest Looks, Colors, And Designs for Spring
By Amanda Miron
This Spring is all about making a statement. What statement, you ask? Energy and danger. When you hit the stores this spring, you'll be energized with bright, smiling colors such as orange, yellow, and apple green. The fabric you'll find them in? Linen all the way. Retailers are sure that you'll be all over these latest shades, and why not? They look fabulous, and do wonders for your appearance and spirit, and in linen, they'll give you the light comfort and breath-ability you've longed for. More»

Linen Prints Are The Perfect Grace Note
By Abe Gardea
Unlike other fabrics, linen benefits from being used, becoming softer and more comfortable with every washing. That makes it the ideal choice for household items and accessories that will be used every day More»

Linen and Interior Design - A Natural Combination
By Abe Gardea
The overwhelming trend in interior design is 'natural'. It's no surprise to most designers. The 'industry' has been heading in that direction since about 2001. It's a breath of welcome relief for most of us - a step back from the spartan lines and cold feel of glass, chrome and stark black and white that's dominated interior design for the past several years. More»

Political Dissent, Puritans, and the Use of Linen
By Lisette BC Abbott
While we may wear our tee shirts with political protests, the puritans displayed their political and religious beliefs by the style, design, and even material of their clothes. More»

Linen, Egypt, and a Foray into the Middle Ages
By Lisette BC Abbott
So when we participate in our hobbies, like historical societies, we still want to remain cool. That's something hard to do when we're dressing in twenty pounds of clothing and romping around in faux villages. That's where linen comes to the rescue. More»

Create your spring and fall fashions? in linen!
By Melanie Cameron
Here's a sneak peek at what's new on the runways for this spring and fall, along with pointers to create these new fashions yourself, using linen of every weight and design. More»

Linen: The Perfect Choice for your Perfect Day
By Melanie Cameron
But she is also mindful of the past, aware that her wedding dress reflects the traditions developed over thousands of years in countries and cultures all over the world. More»

Feng Shui - And Why It Works
By Amanda Miron
By using the language of energy inherent in the five Elements of Nature - Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal - we can describe physical appearance through preferences, goals, lifestyle, and clothing design elements. More»

Linen Through the Ages
By Melanie Cameron
Re-enactors of each of these eras rely on linen for their costumes, not only because it is comfortable, cool, and versatile, but also - of key importance - because it is genuine. More»

The Wonderful Vivienne Westwood
By Masha Karpushin
There can be no denial. Vivienne Westwood is one of fashion's finest mistresses. More»

Fabric ... the key to a successful space.
By Nicole Allison
Have you ever walked into a home and felt like something was missing? Maybe this is the feeling you get in your own home as well. You have spent countless hours rearranging furniture, buying accessories, and painting and re-painting walls. But what is missing? Fabric. More»

One on One with a Re-enactment Specialist
By Oksana Karpushin
Today we get a chance to speak with Kass McGann creator of the Reconstructing History web site. This web site contains tons of useful and interesting information for any one who is in re-enactment costume making. So let's talk to her and find out how she came to know so much about one of our favorite topics - re-enactment costume making. More»

What re-enactment brings into your life
By Oksana Karpushin
Since a lot of our readers are interested and involved in re-enactment costume making, we decided to have an interview with one of the people who know quite a lot about this field. Judy Cohen Polinsky has been closely involved with re-enactment for many years. So let's talk to her and see what she has to say about the life with re-enactment. More»

Best way to fish out compliments on those special holidays.
By Oksana Karpushin
With the holidays just around the corner we are all starting to think of what we will cook, who will be there, what to wear; but most of us forget about quite an important thing that will also be there and be very useful. Our table cloth and napkins. More»

FAMILY LINEN PROJECT: PAINT A LINEN SHIRT
By Deborah J Greenhill
Finding family projects to stimulate learning and togetherness often meet with disdain. Older children sometimes become easily bored with projects that younger children find interesting. The following project should interest a varied age group; it can be carried out with limited supplies and should increase color co-ordination as well as manual dexterity. This project can also be used as a springboard for other similar projects that can be used as gifts. More»

How the linen that we love came to be what it is.
By Masha Karpushin
We already had the wonderful opportunity to begin discussing linen history from the period that stands out as the oldest and most significant, Ancient Egypt. But linen plays a significant role not only in Ancient Egypt. In fact Asian tradesmen start to mention Slavic linen production as far back as 2000BC. At that time flax was mainly used to manufacture sailcloth, fishnets and mainly for flax oil, but this is just the beginning. More»

A place for clothes.
By Oksana Karpushin
A place for clothes, costumes and re-enactment. Since this is our first issue we want to test the grounds. We want to know what you like best so we know what to make patterns for. Here are a couple of pictures to choose from and vote for. You can rate all of them on a scale of one to five and the winners get their patterns displayed in the magazine. As time passes and more issues come out there will be more and more to choose from. I love it when things get better with time. More»

Decorative pillow
sham-dual colour

By Oksana Karpushin
This pillow sham is very simple to sow, which means that it won't take up a lot of your time. Our pillow sham can be utilised as a light element of decoration for your sofa or a settee; the colour scheme is left to your own choice, we may only suggest you consider complimenting existent colours in your room. The pattern consists of three parts, hence giving an opportunity of two to three colour combinations. More»

Linen Duvet Cover
By Oksana Karpushin
Whether you are remodeling your bedroom or just wanted to try something new this project will be perfect. Linen it is an ideal fabric for bed linens for a couple of reasons: the way it circulates air will help you stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and requires little maintenance since it is very easy to wash and iron. More»

Window Curtains
By Oksana Karpushin
This curtain is no ordinary curtain. Many times people want to have colored curtains on their widows, but that means that the color on the side that faces the window will quickly fade and end up looking old. Well this is why this curtain is special: it?s white on the side that faces the window and any color you want to face your bedroom. So here is how to make it. More»

Biblical Accounts of Linen and Flax Seed
By Deborah J Greenhill
The use of linen goes back to the earliest of times. Its use had been so widespread, that it cannot be determined where it was invented for use as clothing and medicine. In the Bible, the word 'linen' occurs 104 times in 90 verses, and the word 'flax' occurs 11 times in 10 verses. Flax is the plant that is processed to make linen. More»

From Fabric to Fabulous in three easy steps
By Kass McGann of Reconstructing History
Ever wonder why some people's historical clothing fits like a glove and the rest of us look like unmade beds? Wonder where they got their patterns? Or who their seamstress is? Chances are their seamstress is themselves and they just know a few things we don't. Well, I'm here to give away their secrets. This month, I'll teach you how to make a garment that's unique to your size and shape. We're going to learn to drape. More»

The Fear of Color
By Nicole Allison
After a long morning with your kids you finally settle down during nap time in your most comfortable chair and turn on your favorite decorating show. Yes, you are doing this for a few reasons. Mindless television is what your body needs to relax sometimes. And decorating shows tend to stir one's creative juices from time to time. You may not want to construct the four poster canopy bed that was made on the decorating show that day, but your mind is churning with a new creative perspective. More»

Are you a guru when it comes to linen? Then we need you!
By Nikolai Karpushin
Do you spend days finding new ways of using fabrics? Are you an addict to linen, and you know everything about it? Well then we need you! If you consider yourself a guru when it comes to linen, and you want share your knowledge with people world wide, then sign up and you can start getting paid for doing something you love, all without leaving your seat. More»

How Linen Adds to Your Garment's Value
By Lynda Criswell
Think lindacriswellone a linen collar on a plain blouse. Could you add machine embroidery? A design on the collar points or an overall edging design adds instant appeal. You could use your machine scallop stitch for the outer edge of a collar or a hem, trim, and you have a custom design. You could even stitch the collar and facing wrong sides together to reduce bulk before stitching the scallops, because you are going to trim outside the scallop. This is faster and produces a flatter collar. More»

How to Make an Historic Shirt in Lovely Linen
By Kass McGann of Reconstructing History
Hot on the heels of the flowing garments of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance ushered in the Golden Age of the tailor's art. Clothing took on impossible shapes and radical forms, all controlled by the skill of these manipulators of fabric. Doublets were padded. Bodices were boned. The human form was hidden by what can most accurately be termed "textile architecture." More»

If you're a member of Fabrics-store then you're a member of the CWM reward program.
By Nikolai Karpushin
Haven't you heard? The new CWM reward program has been running since May 16 and if you've made a purchase since then, then you already have points. These points can be transferred to credits at Fabrics-store.com allowing you to get discounts and great deals on your next purchase. More»

Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
By Peter Karpushin
Welcome Lords and Ladies to the Renaissance Faire!', the magical words that everyone hears as they enter through the main gates. The Renaissance Faire is literally a portal back into the medieval times, where romance and chivalry are abound, a place where people take pride in their craft and trade. From food to games, the Renaissance Faire has it all, a magical place where time has frozen and jousting and sword fighting still exist. More»

The Right Stuff
By Kass McGann of Reconstructing History
Like many historical reenactors, when I started in this hobby, the clothing I wore was just the means to an end. We have to wear correct historical clothing in order to participate in our hobby. It?s our uniform, just like footballers wear shoulder pads and helmets and baseball players wear cleats and caps. It?s also important for us to wear the right uniform for the occasion. You can?t show up at the Battle of Hastings wearing jeans and a T-shirt and expect to look like a Norman knight. More»

Linen in Ancient Egypt.
By Masha Karpushin
Between the years of 10,000 to 6000BC, the Sahara was nurturing quite a different landscape to what we would expect to see today. During the wet phase that existed at the time, the desert was transformed into a lush environment of juniper and pine woodlands divided by streaks of flowing rivers, the most essential of which, was of course the Nile. More»

Laura's Costume Closet.
By Oksana Karpushin
This is a slightly different sort of letter then our usual Fabrics-store.com Thought, but I think that it will be just as interesting and probably even more entertaining. One of our clients had raised so much curiosity in our offices that we had to have an interview with her. After the interview although the curiosity had been fulfilled, the amazement grew through the roof so I just had to share this wonderful story with the rest of you. The person I am speaking of is a very talented costume designer and a great seamstress. She is in the process of making costumes for a Cinderella production, but I am going to stop talking now and not narrate the whole interview. More»

About Esoteric Creations:
By Nikolai Karpushin
This is our newest project - a place for all lovers of fashion, art and creation to share their experiences and learn new tricks of the trade. We hope that through this internet magazine we can provide and gather information which can be useful to everyone. More»

   
 
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The Fear of Color
The Fear of Color
Decorative pillow<br>sham-dual colour
Decorative pillow
sham-dual colour
Linen Duvet Cover
Linen Duvet Cover
Window Curtains
Window Curtains
Best way to fish out compliments on those special holidays.
Best way to fish out compliments on those special holidays.
Fabric ... the key to a successful space.
Fabric ... the key to a successful space.
Linen Prints Are The Perfect Grace Note
Linen Prints Are The Perfect Grace Note
Linen and Interior Design - A Natural Combination
Linen and Interior Design - A Natural Combination


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