Brandy Lynn of Brandy Lynn Designs has organized another fiber postcard exchange – theme: Snowflakes. (I missed the summer Maple Leaf exchange, so when I saw the announcement for this one, I signed up right away.)
I decided to go with a gold and black color scheme, and a modern look. I cut narrow strips from several gold fabrics and sewed them together. I drew the snowflake shape on fusible web which I fused to the back of the black fabric. Then I cut out the snowflake shape and used the positive shape on one postcard, and the negative shape on the other. I straight-line stitched around the snowflakes with a gold and black variegated rayon thread.
I haven’t made fabric postcards before, so I checked out a few online tutorials. Monika at My Sweet Prairie Studio has a really good one, with lots of great tips – like using white thread in the bobbin so it won’t show through the backing – which I never would have thought of! After making a couple of prototypes, I decided I would wrap the fabric from the front to the back, then I wouldn’t have to deal with the tedious job of finishing the edges.
For the back of the postcard, I designed it in Excel, then printed it on some ivory-colored linen-blend paper that I happened to have. I fused the paper to the back, covering the raw edges of the fabric. Then I stitched around the edges through all the layers.
I had lots of fun making these, and will definitely enter more postcard exchanges in the future!
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