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New Zealand Beachscape Fabric Postcard

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By Lis4

New Zealand Beachscape Fabric Postcard

New Zealand Beachscape

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?

3 hours.

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