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Class Alert: Tapestry Weaving

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Class Alert: Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller

If you think that weaving is just a granny’s pastime, you will be mind-blown by our new tapestry weaving class! Natalie Miller is coming all the way from Australia to teach us how to make beautiful woven wall hanging to add some colours to those empty walls in your home. A perfect combination of fashion and ancient craft work, exquisite yarn and natural fibers, and even some colour-blocking to create playful patterns… these beautiful fibrous fixtures have found their way onto the walls of many sleek and stylish homes.

Natalie Miller is a fibre artists, maker and weaver living in the beautiful Southern Highlands an environment of constant inspiration. A registered architect and interior designer for the past 20 years, Natalie finds creating and craft very meditative and loves to explore the different techniques of textiles. She studied tapestry weaving at Sturt Art and Craft Centre, Mittagong in 2013 and ever since have been creating the most beautiful tapestry weavings and macramé pieces in her vibrant and eclectic studio. Natalie is also a mom to two big boys and a little girl and lives with her husband in a beautiful scenic countryside town of Kangaloon.

Learn from Natalie how to warp hand dyed wools, silk, roving and raffia up onto a timber loom as well as different tapestry weaving techniques. You will also explore the essence of colour, form and texture to create your very own woven wall hanging from a range of fibers. This will definitely be a colourful and inspiring class you wont want to miss!

Find out more about the class after the cut..

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

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A question of eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

With a unique name like ' A question of eagles ' and amazing handmade products like these... how could we have not heard about them sooner! Melissa and Jonathan makes all the beautiful items they sell in their store, which are inspired by their travels through the American landscape.

We are especially captivated by their collection of ceramic pieces. There is so much character in every individual piece and it would be a pleasure to have them around the house. Other than ceramics, A question of eagles also stocks quilts and other handmade goodness.. 

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

 

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Some things I liked this week

Bloesem Living | Link love friday: Interior inspiration via Still Stars

Here's a spot on the internet where all interior inspiration goes and lives..

Are you a bossy leader or a leading boss?

Artist socks..

These ceramic pendant lights..

Reviving the drop chair!

Here's looking at New Zealand's brightest and cheeriest interiors..

Living the Spanish dream..

Working with a few photographers recently made this an interesting read..

Coffee ice pops 

Grid and gradient came together and had a child, it is beautiful!

Beautiful packaging by Leah Goren.

DIY copper and wood paper towel holder.. Molly from Almost makes perfect is killing it with the DIY projects..

This catchy song has been on replay in the Bloesem studio, here's to having the best weekend ever! Xo, The Bloesem Team

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Red and white

Bloesem Living | Happy National Day Singapore! We celebrate with red and white interior accentsRed accents in the bedroom

This Sunday marks Singapore's 49th year of independence! We thought we'd dedicate this red and white themed post to Singapore, celebrating this beautiful sunny island. 

From the photos we've gathered we can easily say that red and white look great together and that red is an amazing accent color to use in your home, it's a beautiful pop! The apple poster (above) reminds us of the Tomato poster we have in the Bloesem studio, the perfect piece to brighten up a room.

Happy Birthday Singapore!

Bloesem Living | Happy National Day Singapore! We celebrate with red and white interior accentsNo bake orange cream tartlets with mixed berries 

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Adorn your home

Bloesem Living| On pinterest: Adorn your home & What's new on Bloesem Class

1. Wooden stump hangers , 2. Wall vases , 3. Hanging pot holder , 4. Macrame headboard , 5. Oversized mirror , 6. Column shelving

Where do you go when you are looking for interior decor inspiration? Well, pinterest of course. Actually for any type of inspiration, Pinterest is our go to. But after you get your ideas, what do you do. We get cracking and start creating with our hands! If you want to learn to make macrame pot holders and woven wall decor to adorn your homes too then you're in luck! Find out more about the classes coming up at Bloesem or just go pin more eye candy over on our pinterest.

We also thought we'd share this great post 'Behind the bed', what do you have up on the wall behind your bed?

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Win a copy of 'Made by Hand'

Bloesem Living | Book Giveaway: Win a copy of 'Made by Hand- Contemporary Makers, Traditional Practices'

We haven't had a giveaway in quite awhile so it is high time we had one, don't you agree? 

As a team, we all love to craft and use our hands, even if we all like making and creating different things, and that's partly why we all enjoy the Bloesem classes so much! Made By Hand is the joy of creating condensed into one beautiful book, letting us enjoy the process of creating as well as the final product. Forgetting about all the mass production, we go back to traditional practices and celebrate artisan crafts!

The book features artisans specializing in different crafts, such as bicycle making and wood working just to give two examples. We know you will enjoy the gorgeous images of artisans working on their pieces as well as the final works. Whether you enjoy making things by hand, or just admire those who do, you will enjoy this book thoroughly!.. Now find out how you can win a copy..

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All you have to do to win is :

1) Pin the picture above to one of your pinterest boards  then leave the link in the comments below so we can have a look at your board!

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Giveaway ends 12 August 2014 and we will contact the lucky winner via email! 

WINNER IS:  Genie

Bloesem Living | Book Giveaway: Win a copy of 'Made by Hand- Contemporary Makers, Traditional Practices'

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