Thursday, 30 July 2015

Textile Postcard

Sending stitches through the post is such fun !
I remember the great Spanish holiday postcards with lace fabric dresses on the flamenco dancers. They were an fancy extra dimension arriving through the letterbox.
I swop fabric postcards from time to time with crafty friends and it is always such a delight to get one.

This one started off with some silk I eco dyed in February. I picked a section that had the pink from rose petals and the deep imprints from my rusty antique keys.

It begged for a little dark Victorian lace to echo the rust and deepen the wild scene !

I choose rich embroidery threads for the 'wild' flowers growing in this landscape.
Maybe they bloom once a year and have magic properties . .  or they are picked for a special spell . . . well that's my story anyway !!!

It was posted today . . . gobbled up by big green mouth of the local postbox !!
Heading for Co Wicklow.


  1. Hello - this little postcard is charming. Nice to meet you. Hilary

  2. Exquisite card, hope it arrives safe and sound. Your creations are very beautiful. Nicola