Friday, 28 August 2015

And then there's postcards

We can't get enough of our postcards, because they're such a great way to work out an idea or use up a sample. For some of us, it's the only creative thing that is guaranteed to happen in our busy lives!

Yvonne's postcard  was made from fabric strips and hand stitch, with a buttonhole stitch edge.
 
 
Helen's was made with fabric snippets trapped under organza, machine stitched and embellished.

 
Carol's was also made with fabric snippets machine under organza but hers were stitched to a card background in a grid, with mesh and fabric flowers added.

Nola's was another, probably the last, of her Forest series. These were all made from painted cloth, drawn lines and Inktense pencils.

The thing to notice about our postcards is that they rarely require complicated materials. Each of us works with relatively few materials and they rarely require advanced sewing skills. We swap ours, as a fun thing to do at our meetings, but they could be mounted to make wonderful cards or included in larger pieces. Why not have a go at making one too? We'd love to see what you make!

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