Friday, 7 March 2014

March already!

Sorry, everyone. This year seems to have started at a gallop, leaving our blogger gasping to catch up! As usual, we have been busy making things for the last two months.

First of all, our postcard swap continues. In January, Yvonne made this postcard using angelina and silk fibres and hand embroidery. The edge was created with a line of whip stitch.

Maz painted fusible web (vliesofix)  for the background of her postcard, stamped with a hand carved stamp and machine stitched. The edges were turned under and slip-stitched.

Nola painted and hand-coloured her postcard, which she called The Bonny Road, a reference to the road to faerie. The edges were finished with a hand-stitched picot in embroidery thread.

Carol's postcard combined felt, fibres and an embellishment. The felt edges were stitched together with a running stitch.

This postcard from Jan was made from embossed and natural-dyed paper on fabric. The edges were turned under and slip-stitched.

This one from Maz was made with a painted background, embellished with straight stitches. It has a machine satin stitch edge.

Yvonne made this one with mulberry and rice paper on Lutradur, embellished with fibre and stitch.

This is another of Jan's postcards made with natural dyeing. She dyed paper with plant materials, stitched it and mounted it on rust dyed fabric.

Helen has become interested in owls lately, so she made this postcard in her trademark canvas work.
There'll be more postcards towards the end of the month.

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