Monday, January 25, 2010

Postcard, Lace

Here's the second postcard I made with the painted batting for the Technique of the Month at http://www.threecreativestudios.com/  The foil is a peel and stick and is silver holigraphic. It does strange things when it is scanned.  I'll be doing one of the demos at our Guild meeting in March and am practicing my Shisha embroidery-my specialty.


In a box of samples I found this needlelace piece that I had done years ago. I've decided to do a wall hanging to feature it. There is no point in not using it-not sure what I was saving it for. It's a fun technique if somewhat labor intensive. You draw a design on brown paper then baste heavy thread to the main lines of the design. The needlelace is done next, finishing with buttonhole stitch over the heavy thread to cover all the starts and stops and create a nice edge. The piece is 4 by 5 inches.

7 comments:

Sue Bleiweiss said...

beautiful postcard and that lace is gorgeous.

abeadlady said...

Ohhh! I do like both these pieces. Yummy!

Barbara said...

Both pieces are lovely, but I especially am drawn to the needlelace. Beautiful!

Vicki W said...

The needlelace is so cool and so is the postcard!

Terri Stegmiller said...

I've been wanting to play with the painted batting technique and just haven't found the time. It sure looks like you are having fun with it. Another great postcard! The lace is simply gorgeous.

Gina said...

Your postcards are great! And a beautiful lace piece - I look forward to seeing it in a wall hanging.

linda stokes said...

Beautiful needlelace Sandy - definitely deserves to feature in an artwork!