Textiles and decorations in Austria


Followers of this blog will know that I love playing in the snow (also known as skiing). For information about what to wear for this most exciting of leisure activities should check here.  As a child, I was taken skiing to the Tirol in Austria and there is considerable charm in the traditional decor and style is this area. How’s this for a room number?

And this for an internal door fastening?


There is considerable use of red and white in interior decorations, which inspires me to create  a quilt design in just those two colours. Here are some cushions that really caught my eye.  (Quilt design to follow in due course!)


Seasonal decorations are also very engaging.  In an area which experiences such cold weather in the winter, maybe the arrival of Spring, and with it the Easter festival, are particularly important as causes to celebrate.  I thought this was beautiful


This was the first time I have seen decorative Easter eggs on a fir tree. They were so effective.

Created with Nokia Smart Cam
Created with Nokia Smart Cam

There is so much pleasure to be had from decorative items, like this delightful rabbit.

To welcome the Spring and to look forward to Easter, I’ve done my own little bit of Spring planting:


Now there’s another lovely colour combination (yellow, peachy-orange and green), just like the Easter Egg above – maybe a quilted patchwork cushion cover…

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Published by Amanda Jane Textiles

I am an artist, designer and maker living in Ramsgate, UK

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