5 Traditional Needlecrafts Reinterpreted in Modern Ways

5 Traditional Needlecrafts Reinterpreted in Modern Ways

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Carrie McBride
May 1, 2015
(Image credit: Mollie Makes)

Needlecrafts have a long, important history and have survived in a day and age when we no longer need to make things for ourselves. We see needlecrafts used or displayed in traditional ways less and less in homes, but that doesn't mean they've not still around. We've noted a trend of needlecrafts being used in home decor in fresh, new ways:

Cross Stitch

(Image credit: Mollie Makes)

This chest is given a unique look with a paint job and a cross stitch treatment. More (including a how to video) → Mollie Makes

Crochet

(Image credit: Pickles)

An inexpensive rice paper pendant light gets a fresh look with a crocheted cover. More → Pickles

Knitting

(Image credit: Brit + Co)

A wood bench is warmed up with a knit cover. More → Brit + Co

Macrame

(Image credit: Rennes)

A basic lamp cord is covered with crochet to give it a more organic, chic 70s vibe. More → Rennes

Embroidery

(Image credit: Kata Szentgyorgyi)

This bureau got a new look by "embroidering" a pattern with silk ribbon. More → Kicsihaz

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