So postcard 30 - or rather 'postcards' and an ATC !!!!! - see I can't just make one any more!! It's another completion of a pre felt - only this time I have taken photos during the process for clarity. The original pre-felt was I guess a type of Nuno felt in that it was a base of brown wool tops, with cream wool tops and some small pieces of multi-coloured chiffon fabric in just one corner. Over this I just stitched randomly with torn two tone twinkle chiffon, some of the polyester nylon yarn and some stranded cotton. Then I set about making the felt using the bubble wrap method, until it was much smaller and the threads had been fully integrated.
The piece became quite thick as I've shown below. The piece was dried and cut into three postcards and an ATC. Shall I offer these for a swap??? Is anyone out there keen on felt making - the proper way by hand - not this new craze of needle felting machines - There are three cards - any takers? How about swapping one of these for something other than a postcard - or something multi media??
Today I had a lovely surprise in the post from Emmy - she was one of the lucky ladies to respond to my most recent postcard swap offer. This is the delightful postcard she has sent me - her note reads 'hope it is textured to your liking' - well Emmy what can I say -- this is above and beyond my expectation. It is so deliciously textured - I've just spent the last few minutes stroking it!!