Sunday, August 06, 2006

Fabric Postcard July - Finished


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Here it is finished. I decided not to bead the other letters. I like the contrast. Also its an experimental piece and I wanted to be reminded of how it looked at that stage. I made a sandwich with craft vilene (pellon) in the middle and a piece of felt on the back. Its not going in the post, so I didn't need to be able to write on it. I find satin stitching often looks a bit heavy, so I was looking for a different way to finish off the edges. I straight stitched a few rounds with metallic thread. Then, with a soldering iron I 'stitched' between the rows of straight stitching to fasten the top fabrics together and make a decorative pattern. Then I ran the soldering iron round the outside of the postcard. It only cuts down as far as the craft vilene so I finally cut it out with scissors. A quick touch of the soldering iron to any stray whiskers, and it was done.

5 comments:

arlee said...

I'd say that's the perfect epitome illustration of "hot"---temperature *and* temper! The beading was an inspired touch--just enough added texture to demonstrate that prickly feeling!

Robin said...

OMG! This is soooooo HOT!!! It so captures the heat of this summer, just as Arlee says, and the prickly feeling. Thanks for including pictures of your steps over the past few posts. It definitely inspires me to try something like this.

sharonb said...

I think the other letters left blank works too a sort of burnt out feel

Robin said...

Hey! That's really..er..cool? I love it. Just what I need, more ideas!

Barb said...

Wow. A soldering iron? Who'd a thunk it?! Hmmm...
I have some experimenting to do...