Fabulous Fiber: How to use textiles as art

By Jennifer Rhode

When it comes to art, textiles are often overlooked. Traditionally, textiles have served utilitarian purposes as bedding, table linens, throws or rugs. But using them as art can add warmth, dimension and interest to a home.

Maybe you’ve inherited a grandmother’s quilt or your auntie’s embroideries. Perhaps you’ve collected interesting fabrics on your travels. Consider framing or mounting these to create affordable art and meaningful elements in your décor. Here are just a few ways to liven up living spaces with textiles.