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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Some more miniature patchwork

Well, Textile ATCs actually. I have a collection of men's ties that I've picked up at opshops over the years, thinking I would do something with the lovely and sometimes unusual fabrics they are made of. I cut a piece from two of them to include in these ATCs: This blue tie had these cute Dalmation puppies all over it, in red hearts! I'm also planning to make an FPC (Fabric post card) using these. On this ATC I've appliqued the pup to red fabric, and used blanket stitch to secure it. The side bits are dark blue ric rac over-stitched with pale blue floss. The tie I used for the ATC below has these single coffee cups as well as groups on it, and again I'm planning a FPC using the larger motif. This ATC is just a basic block so far. I will embellish the seams, and use beads to secure the lace.

2 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It's amazing where you can find inspiration for these. Must say a big thank you as I received my card today. My son made me laugh as he said, "Oh, they have roses in Austrailia then!". I love it, thank you

Gina E. said...

You can tell your son that roses aint all we have, Jane!