Choosing The Right Fabric For Your Dollhouse Miniature
A dollhouse miniature is the miniature form of a toy home. This has fascinated not only children but also adults. The dollhouse consists of rooms furnished with interiors and other household articles. Fabrics are used in the dollhouse to decorate the rooms. Choosing the right fabric for the dollhouse miniature is important as it adds beauty to it.
There are many fabrics available these days such as silk, polyester and linen. Fabrics can even be used for chairs, sofas, floors and walls. There are wide ranges of fabrics, which are of different colors and patterns for the dollhouse miniature.
Fabrics that are thin and light should be considered. Thicker fabrics can also be bought but for carpets and walls. Natural fabrics such as silk, linen and wool must be used since they may give a neat look. Artificial fabrics may be very hard and they may not be good to work with. Measurement is more important while buying a fabric. So, Get the correct size of fabric for your dollhouse miniature, as they may look odd if it is too long or short. You can even look for fabrics that are inexpensive in the thrift shops. Colored fabrics can also be used. If the colors of the fabrics are strong you can even reduce the color effect by tea dyeing or fabric dyeing.
Tea dyeing is a process done to give an antique or older look to the fabric. It is usually done using tea bags and it is applicable only for natural fabrics. It can be used for the clothes and pillow covers. The silk fabrics give a rich appearance to the dolls and bed sheets in the dollhouse miniature. Make sure that while buying the fabrics are 1 or 2 yards longer so that if they are left over they can even be used for making small things. The beauty of the dollhouse miniature depends on how well you select a fabric and use it.