Fiber Postcard

12 Aug 2009
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I was inspired by Belinda Spiwack's post with her postcard challenge to make this postcard to mail to my friend that recently had bypass surgery.  I used hand-dyed cheesecloth on batik fabric, stitched down paper and silk flowers, and stamped "Friends" onto fabric.

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on 12 Aug 2009 6:15 PM

I love this, and the dyed scrim is wonderful. Is that a satin stich running through it or is it couched fibers of some sort?

KalGal2 wrote
on 12 Aug 2009 6:24 PM

This is just too cute and what a thoughtful thing to do! Nancy

Drquilter wrote
on 14 Aug 2009 9:40 AM

Love the idea - this forum (and the magazine, which my husband and daugher got me a subscription for for mother's day)  is very inspiring and push you to stretch your limits and try new things. And now you have inspired me! I think I'll give the cheesecloth dying and the silk flowers a shot as well!

txquiltie wrote
on 28 Aug 2009 3:37 PM

The stitching on the cheesecloth is a "fancy" stitch on my machine that is small loops, I used a bright neon green thread and just stitched randomly to hold the cheesecloth down and add another texture.

Eva Migdalia wrote
on 26 Oct 2009 8:18 AM

Beautiful postcard.