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Friday, 11 January 2019
5 Things You Can Do With Fabric Scraps

Coming to the end of a project, whether it is designing a luxury wedding dress crafted using traditional bridal silk or a home interior design project whereby you re-covered your favourite armchair to give it a new lease of life, you are likely to have several awkwardly-cut pieces of fabric left over. Fortunately, you don’t have to throw these pieces of fabric scraps away! Here, we’re taking a closer look at how you can use these scraps, from creating your own pincushion, to designing your own keychain.

Thursday, 20 December 2018
Timeless Fashion Trends That Won’t Go Out Of Style In 2019

Finding the perfect party outfit can quickly turn your bedroom into a minefield when wanting to make a memorable entrance, but what if we told you that finding the ultimate combo that is stylish and comfortable never had to be that draining again? Whether you are attending a restaurant to enjoy a sit-down meal or are heading to a bar or club this January, we’ve got you covered. Here at Silks & Crystals, we’re taking you through the upcoming party fashion trends of 2019!

Friday, 16 November 2018
How To Use Texture In Interior Design

Adding texture to your interior design can help to bring a room to life by enhancing it with a new dimension, and there are multiple ways you can go about this colourful injection. You can ensure that your interior is visually appealing and engaging with the help of various shapes, colour, patterns and materials, which all offer a different and unique feel into the room. The texture of your room can be altered in a number of ways, from the material and design of a cushion on your couch to the rug you choose to place in the middle of your living room. Here, we’re exploring just a few of the best ways you can use texture in your home.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Admin
Best Interior Design Trends | Autumn 2018

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start considering the ways you can decorate your home for autumn. As the leaves begin to fall from the trees, we naturally turn to deeper shades such as maroon, but your home doesn’t have to be all about scarlet, merlot and berry shades of red. Here, we’re taking a closer look at the best autumn interior design trends for 2018 to help create that Pinterest-ready room.

Monday, 13 November 2017  |  Admin
The Incredible History of Silk

The history of silk and the silkworms that create the threads is long and interesting. It dates all the way back to Ancient China and there are a number of incredible stories regarding how the material was discovered and came to be a closely guarded secret of the Chinese royal family. At Silk and Crystals, a dedicated stockist of the highest quality James Hare silk fabric, we thought we would share some of these stories with you.

Saturday, 4 April 2015  |  Admin
Types of Silk Fabric Part 2

Part 2 of our silk fabric feature giving you an insight of what types of silk are available and some of their uses.

Friday, 3 April 2015  |  Admin
Types of Silk Fabric: Part 1

Part 1 of our silk fabric feature giving you an insight of what types of silk are available and some of their uses.