Teri left a comment yesterday on a post I did this time last year about using the format of a fabric postcard as a journal project . At the time there were no nibbles but now a second comment has been left by Patsy saying it would be a great challenge.
Fabric postcards as a format interest me, but I must admit that last year I did not continue with this idea as other things like the Bags of fun challenge and the Katrina quilt got in the way. In this post on fabric postcards I point out that this format is ideal as journal project for hand stitchers because the size is small so an idea could be worked quickly. As a challenge this means it would not exclude those who are interested in hand work. I am wondering if anyone else thinks it is a good idea. I suggest that it is open to all in any fiber technique. What do people think? What guidelines etc would be needed? A card a month? Please leave comments and reactions and I will think about it if I get a nibble this time around.
Beth I did start it – details are in my side bar under http://inaminuteago.com/blog/index.php/6-x-4-lives/‘ target=’_blank ‘ title=’about’> about 6 x 4 lives
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I would LOVE to do this! Sometimes a theme works, but I would like to see swaps open to more whimsical subjects as well, and whatever different materials — included print fabric — that will get their idea across. Please contact me if you decide to do this — I feel it will provide me with a real learning curve, working in smaller sizes without as many limits!
Alison anyone can join just sign on a flickr and away you go.
can anyone join in this? i’m not a member?
I hope you don’t mind,but I’ve spread the word on another group
where we’re actually journalling a (hopefully) monthly Art quilt……….one of them(another Canberran) has already taken up the Challenge!
a great idea. i;d love to participate
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I’m finding my art journal (monthly) quilts sufficient challenge.But hey,I guess that I could shrink the quilts>
I think it’s an awesome idea…I’ve been wanting to do something like this, but can’t handle even journal size right now…FPC is perfect, and one a month would be my choice, something I could handle successfully with my schedule. YAY!
Shazza, count me in! I’ve never made a fabric postcard. Will have to find out about the ‘journal’ bit though.
Great idea—results posted on our own websites/blogs? We’re not doing as an exchange i hope…..too committed to too many as is :}
I’d love to join in. As long as non blog.coms can attend . . . ? A card a month is about as much as I’d be able to do right now, but I really like the idea of crafting along with others. 🙂
Sounds like a terrific idea…but the last thing I need is another unfinished project. Currently I’m trying to finish 2 projects before I begin a new one.
I think it’s a great idea…one a month sounds perfect.
[…] Sharon posted about using fabric postcards as a journal project. I really think this is an excellent idea. It would be a fun way for me to document all of my sewing using the leftover scraps and experiments that I do while making clothing and bags. Am I likely to do this, especially considering that I don’t do much to document my projects as it is? […]
I may be interested in a postcard journal project.. becuase I want/need to add more hand work to my stuff.. and need the practice.
I think a minimum of a card a month…
I’ll bite!! I love the postcard format – although I have not done many. I have swapped a few and also used them as test peices for other works. I also like the size as it is something that I can work on whilst on the train (commuting to and from work).
As for guidelines… I would think one a month is good. Use our own theme, or challenge ourselves to a technique, topic etc each time (eg, a colour/monotone, printing (ie lino, vegetable etc), discharge, reverse applique etc etc). Perhaps we could post them on our blog at the end of the month a bit like the simple still life challenge http://simplestilllife.blogspot.com or Loobylu’s Month of Softies http://www.flickr.com/groups/19293530@N00/
Just my thoughts…