Once again the 6 x 4 lives challenge due date is starting to register on my consciousness. So I commenced this months card which is more a design exercise than anything else.
The background is hand dyed and painted linen and I have stitched on some hand dyed flannelette cotton and some sequin waste. At the moment it is not looking too great but after couching some heavy threads into place I have started to work French knots and some detached chain stitches in wool, cotton, rayon, and silk threads. I am sure everyone can see that the design element I am exploring in this little abstract piece is a sense of space.
Browsing the sites of those that have the fabric postcard bug I discovered that Mimi Kirchner has created some totally charming fabric postcards. Take a look at her blog Doll as they are a total delight with a real sense of innocent narrative about them. Mimi has not said she is in the 6 x 4 challenge but I was so taken with these that I just have to point to her work.
Also have a look at Susan’s work on Smockery as she has extended the paisley theme in her piece in a very interesting manner. Compositionally this is an interesting panel and a good example of how working a postcard format as an experiment can lead to greater things.
cowgirl53 has printed a photograph on to fabric and incorporated that into a postcard.
Ampy too has joined the challenge with a monochromatic card.
Maureen of Tangled threads has posted some of her fabric postcards which she is going to auction for charity.
As I am sure many people are aware of Maureen (yep another Maureen) of Kenmaurscorner is running a series featuring a fabric postcard a day. Maureen has been highlighting some interesting cards so do not miss the series.