Friday, February 02, 2007
FEBRUARY - Still making postcards!
It's becoming a bit of a compulsion - this postcard making and I'm also enjoying making felt by hand using the bubble wrap method. It is both a great way to relieve the stress of my work day and so relaxing. This postcard made 1st Feb started out as a very fine pre-felt measuring about 10 inches by 8 inches. With a few pieces of white twinkle nylon dotted about. I stitched herringbone stitch (it could I guess be used for the TAST challenge??) using brown and gold yarn in a very random and loose way. Then felted to my hearts content until the piece had shrunk to just a little over 6 x 4. You can see the stitches have formed such lovely curls as they embedded themselves. Obviously the colours were quite bright as I took this photo whilst the piece was wet. Has anyone ever attended Artfibrefest from the UK? I'd love to attend a course overseas as I think the ladies is US are so much freer with textiles than we are in UK, but wonder how do you manage with your sewing machine - I would not like to take either of my machines on a plane. I have an old Bernina 1015 Sport which I use extensively for working on aluminium, she only has the basic stitches. The other machine is the Pfaff 2170 - top of the range computerised piece of kit. I would not dream of transporting either of them. What about other stuff, materials etc how on earth do you cope - when I go on a course here in UK I take a car full of stuff how would I manage going to the US??
Posted by Anna Nowicki