Inspired by cities she have visited in her younger days, different cultures and memories of her home country, Portland-based fiber artist Laura Rosado Virues's works give us that feeling of goosebumps when we first caught eyes on them.
Spring has sprung... It's that time of the year again where the air smells a little fresher and vibrant blooms fill your gardens. It's something about spring that gives us a new sense of energy, whether it's being bolder in our color schemes or injecting more personality into our works.
Childhood passion turned career. Melbourne-based maker, Kate Gordes was obsessed with the art of knotting since her early scouting days.
"If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life." Having worked in the advertising and public relations industry for 15 years, New Jersey based macramé artist, Cindy Bokser never quite felt the sense of euphoria from her day job as compared to making things with her own hands.
By just looking at the thousands of small knots that make up Gabrielle Diamantis's macramé works, we can assuredly say that she's in a different league from the rest.
Even though we can never find brightly-colored fall foliage in Singapore where the KOEL HQ is located, we are lucky to get a glimpse of autumn through the macramé works of Susana Cunha (which makes us want to fly over to her part of the word!).
We always have great respect for mums, and more so, mums that juggle between caring for their family and pursuing their passion in crafting.
From creating macramé pieces as a form of stress relief to building a business around it, Swedish artist Fanny Zedenius sure has found her dream job through a craft she believes chose her instead of the contrary. Converting her addiction of crafting into a professional job...
The KOEL team is always on a lookout for beautiful spaces that are filled with yarn accessories, be it in homes or commercial spaces (just imagine us as yarn interior detectives!). If you already have your hands on KOEL Magazine Issue 2, you will find a special KOEL Guide insert filled with a visual feast of spaces from hotels to restaurants that are embracing the yarn movement. Well, we tried to pack in as many yarn-spiring spaces we found in there, but there's just too many popping up across the globe. So we are filling you in with more visual treats... first up, spaces filled with gorgeous macrame designs that will make you feel like it's summer all year round.
Well to all the advocates for the phrase "less is more", we believe these yarn art might just as well convert you. Think thousands yards of yarn for a single macrame piece or using rovings (yes rovings!) for embroidery.
What is the most important aspect of your home? For the KOEL team, after much deliberation we concluded in unison that our pick got to be the entryway of our homes. Entering our home abode with ease and order after a long tiring day is instantly calming for us we think - a place where we know we can get much comfort and familiarity from! Not to forget, isn't our entryway the first thing that our guests see when they arrive? Here are some beautiful home spaces that we are greeted with today! It's great to decorate them with a handmade yarn accessory we think (why not try a hanging weave or macrame art?), or perhaps a statement mirror to check yourself out before stepping out of the house...
What are your necessities for an entryway?
Yarns in bedrooms might be a familiar sight of your grandparents’ home from when you were little. Here at KOEL, we want to show you that yarn can belong in your sanctuary. It’s the reason we even started KOEL: to stylishly bring yarn and interior decor together. We know … yarn can be a little unappealing because it’s almost always associated with the elder folks, with their passion to knit and crochet and weave anything and everything under the roof (and more, if time permits!). Your space though, need not be as outlandish – because KOEL believes in balance. Too much of anything isn’t good for any of us! We’ve found a couple of inspiring cues you should definitely heed… Scroll down for styling ideas to steal for a gorgeous yarn-decked bedroom.
Once upon a cold, wintry day, chunky knitted throw-overs will be your best friend. You won’t be able to imagine life pre-knitted throw-overs in fact. You will make them your bedroom staple, with its soft and warm fibres. They’d be the reason you’d never want to leave your bed, and in turn, they will never leave your space. The catch is to keep it chic by selecting a neutral yarn colour that goes well with your interiors. When in doubt, go for the grey. A good shade of grey instantly adds coolness, we guarantee.
Wall hangings are becoming a quick trend that’s taking over the Instagram and Pinterest pages fibre by fibre. Layered textiles are definitely in, so don’t hold back on experimenting. If you’ve got a lot of wooden furnitures and floors, add charisma into your bedroom with the tender appeal of yarn.
Featured image via Norske Interior Blogger