Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Postcard 21...Trade Being Arranged!
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This postcard was made from a piece of black linen onto which heavily painted Wonder Under (Bond-a-Web) was ironed. It was stitched in rows of patterns...just like many pieces I made soon after my first class in machine embroidery (under Valerie Campbell-Harding). To this was added a scrap of cross stitch done in the mid-1980s. It had once been a pillow. The design was based on the 6th century mosaics in Ravenna's (Italy) San Vitale church apse.
The reverse is a piece of fabric paper made by adhering late 18th and early 19th century text, handmade paper, and metallic paints to unbleached muslin. It is signed and dated in free motion machine embroidery.
I'm thrilled to be trading with Sharon who blogs here. Sharon blogged about our trade here.