Friday, July 2, 2010

postcard swap

As I finish the Seams only DYB, I start another swap - this time a postcard swap with Southerncrosscrazies.

The theme I chose was "underwater", and this is what I came up with!

The background is silk, dyed by me, with a piece of dark fabric as the bottom, sealed with a burned, wavy edge.

Various threads have been sprinkled over. I then visoflexed some fine tulle over to seal.

The threads reminded me of corals and grasses moving with the tides, so I worked the feather stitch to follow the movement of those grasses.

I love the brilliantly coloured flame corals found on the reef, so have finely featherstitched that using a variegated DMC thread in the coral/yellow colours.

What fun they were to do, not taking more than a few days to complete.

1 comment:

  1. I love your postcards. Under the sea themed CQ is one of my very favorites to do. I like how you incorporated lace into background. Wonderful job!