The Art of Darkness

“Opposites” Pillowcases

September 8th, 2008 by Cobwebs

PillowcasesOne of Craftster’s recent contests involved a Yin/Yang pillowcase theme: Day/Night, Good/Evil, Summer/Winter, etc. (I particularly love the “Dark Side” entry.)

I’m always looking for ways to insinuate dark things into more mainstream decorating schemes, and this type of project allows you to proudly display your bats by balancing them with songbirds. Extra points because the project is fairly small and doesn’t have to be complicated; it’s easy to be intimidated by something that requires a large investment of time or resources, but embroidery can be put down and picked up again whenever you have a few minutes to spare.

In addition to shams for bed pillows, this would be a fun motif for throw pillows or wall hangings. Do knights and dragons, vampires and victims, daydreams and nightmares…you get the idea.

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  1. xJane Says:

    personally, I’m always looking for ways to insinuate yin yangs into more mainstream decorating schemes. I have a whole display of male/female items (a tall candle holder and a votive holder; a Buddha sculpture and a decorated gourd). These are right up my alley :)

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