Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Postcard Art

Little Bird

The Sky at Night
A local gallery holds a Postcard Art Show every February.  I have never entered before-intimidated by the small size.  This year I decided to give it a go and these are what I came up with.  Fun! 

Little Bird began as a block print on silk.  I added a wash of yellow and orange beads to the background, then fused the back, and applied the fused binding.  I am pleased with the hanging bracket-a twig, wire and beads.

The Sky at Night began with a piece of hand-dyed fabric.  I sewed lines of hand stitching across the cloth, gathered it as tightly as I could, then imersed it in dye.  The patterning is very subtle but once stitched and beaded I think it is effective.  I beaded a lacey border onto the fused binding then made the hanging wire by stringing beads on Aculon and making loops at the end for sewing it onto the quilt with crimp beads.

The show is at Emerald Island Framing and Gallery, with an opening reception on Friday evening.


  1. Wow, these are so very clever. I am always trying to figure out how to display these small things. Great ideas.

  2. Your hangers are very clever and artistic. The "postcards" are also wonderful. I'm of course pleased to see you continuing to use beads as I have fond memories of introducing you to them in 1985.



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