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Saturday, April 3, 2010
Fabric Post Cards- Fiberarttraders-
I thought I would show a few of the items I use when making a fabric post card.. This exchange with Fiber art traders are the mini bras. I use the single sided Pellon Peltex. I put on my base fabric or I piece fabric on the Peltex with my sewing machine.. Remember sharp needles. With the bra's I had backed the fabric with Pellon, cut out the pattern, ironed in place, and zig zaged around the bra. Then I can add what ever I want. On these I decided that silk flowers sewn on with beading. I added a fabric address side with Postmark stamped on it, and zig zaged around the whole card. Cut out some leaves and glued them under the flowers. Let that dry, and addressed the other side. Our post office is very nice, some are not so kind..I take these to the post office, and put the stamps on, then they hand stamp them, (extra cost) and I placed these postcards in special clear envelopes, (which can be purchased at ClearBags on the net, and some times at Wall-mart), because of the silk flower. If it were a flat postcard with out the floppy items on it, I would send with out the clear envelope on them.. All fabric postcards carry an extra charge. I am looking forward to teaching some postcard classes. .Contact me if you are interested.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,