Inspiration for my postcard's design
A visit to New Zealand and then seeing the wonderful quilts Gail Lawther created after her visit to that fantastic country. The postcard is a representation of the beachscapes and the colours of the ocean in NZ.
Techniques I used to make the postcard
Simply layering strips of fabric across a muslin base layer and then adding a variety of threads of different textures and machine and hand stitching the whole together. Finally I added a piece of paua shell and some beading.
This postcard traveled safely "naked" through the UK postal system to it's destination.
Tips and Tricks
- Use a frame to preview how the finished postcard will look - it's amazing the difference it makes.
- Tack or machine a holding row of stitches beyond the final edge of the work. Then everything stays in place while you add beads and the final embellishments.
Materials I used to make my fabric postcard
Fabric and threads from my scrap basket.
Double-sided iron on Pelmet vilene (buckram) for the stiffening layer.
Muslin backing for the design.
Cotton for the backing.
How long did it take to make the postcard?