Regular readers will know that each month I have been making a postcard in fabric for the 6 x 4 lives challenge. Yesterday I loaded this image on to flickr so I just made the daedline.
This fabric postcard is an experimental piece of hand embroidery. It commenced life being worked on hand dyed scrim, then it was attached it to a hand dyed linen background.
The textured stitches are French knots worked over and around a hairy woollen thread which was couched down to the fabric. Tucked between these are some Whipped Spiders Wheels and some beads. There is a mix of threads used. Thick threads, thin threads, some that shine and some that are flat. Stitches are pulled to produce holes in the scrim and I think as a contemporary technique it has loads of potential. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
The challenge is to produce a fiber postcard once a month that records what you have been exploring, doing, or thinking about.
This is not swap challenge, but a personal challenge. The format of a fabric postcard can be used to explore telling stories visually, or experimenting with techniques.