Saturday, June 14, 2014

Burlap, the multifunctional textile.

What a fascinating and multifunctional textile.

First, a quick history lesson.

Burlap is a material made out of the fibers of the jute plant.  Also called Hessian cloth.  It is also known as the "breathable" fabric making it resistant to condensation.  

Did you know the burlap bag was designed to protect shipped goods such as coffee and beans. Burlap locks out the moisture and prevents the goods from spoiling. It can be dried over and over again with out harming it's fibers.

Burlap is a multi-functional, comes in a variety of colors and textures, is inexpensive, organic, and easy to work with. It can be treated, sprayed and manipulated in many ways. 
It's entertaining to think that a textile designed for shipping goods, has become such a popular decorating trend over the past years.

Our shoppe is lined with burlap items. Ranging from simple decorative touches to handmade products. Here are just a few examples.

Sew pieces of burlap together to make decorative pillows.

Make your floral arrangement blossom by adding a few burlap flowers and butterflies.
Spruce up your dinner table with these flower inspired burlap napkin rings.  Aren't they fun?!

You'd be surprised by how many ways you can incorporate burlap into your everyday decor. 

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Dora, the Quilter said...

I do find the fascination with burlap amazing. When I was a child, we did receive various farm products in burlap bags. And as a pre-teen, I ordered various colors of burlap from the Montgomery Wards catalog. However, just touching it made me itch. I wonder how/if modern burlap has changed. If not, I can't imagine using it for pillows for furniture coverings.
That said, I absolutely love seeing it in your photos.

Char said...

I have really only begun to create with burlap and find it hard to work with. I think it's because I am just not used to it and it also seems to shed a lot. You have created so many beautiful items and it gives me hope that I can over come my misgivings about this wonderful textile. I look forward to seeing so much more,

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE anything made from burlap!!

Rhonda said...

I love burlap and need to pull mine out to create with today.

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the beautiful burlap rosettes and the farmhouse feel.