Home & Living Editor Robin Reetz chatted with our friends at Knit Wit Magazine about what excites them most when it comes to festive decor - for them there is no substitute for beautiful textiles and handmade fiber arts. Read on for suggestions on how to incorporate both into your holiday repertoire this year!
We love the holidays, so when the calendar flips to December 1, it’s officially game on for Team Knit Wit. Besides sweets, merriment and spending time with loved ones, one of the best things about this season is decking your halls for optimum wintery joyfulness. And, since we’re dedicated to the art of modern craft, there's no better way to celebrate the coziest time of year then by using some knitted and fiber art elements to decorate. After all, textile elements are on-trend, snuggly as can be and look pretty great, too.
The best way to bring an element of modern craft to the holiday season is by using subtle touches of textile throughout your home. Sticking with a single color scheme is best; whites and neutrals are our favorite – they work throughout the year, but feel most appropriate when the holiday season rolls around.
Today we are sharing pieces from a few of our favorite textile designers in hopes of inspiring you to incorporate wintry textiles into your holiday home this season:
Instead of tinsel or tree trimmings, opt for felted Nepalese wool beads. Pile these perfect wooly snowballs on your mantel or wind them around your railing for a cozy yet modern feel. To buy: Atelier Sukha Bala Beads ($84-104)
Textured wall hangings are great anytime of year, but it can also be nice to have pieces like these that you only bring out for the season. To buy: Maryanne Moodie Wall Hanging (Prices vary)
…or make your own at a Knit Wit workshop!
Hang these rope vessels on your mantel for a new take on stockings, or use them to hold holiday treats – think wrapped candies, nuts, and the like. To buy: Doug Johnston Utility Pail ($45)
These hand-dyed napkins will make a modern and casual statement on your holiday table, but we also love the idea of wrapping gifts in them furoshiki-style. To buy: Shabd Crystalline Napkin Set ($51)
p.s. For more ideas on incorporating textiles and other elements of modern craft into your home and life, check out Knit Wit Issue 3 – now available!