Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Put it on a postcard

 
Further to my recent forays into the world of free-motion machine embroidery, and inspired by this blog post by the lovely Georgina Giles, I decided to stitch a postcard for the Making Space 4x6 Postcard Exhibition.  They are asking for postcard-sized donations to be displayed and then sold in order to raise money for community outreach projects across the local area.

The theme for the exhibition is "Draw Tomorrow".  My fancy for our feathered friends and love of my local Farlington Marshes got me thinking about protecting this environment for everyone's tomorrow.  With recurring reports of global warming and the possibility of sea level rises, it seems that commitment to renewable energy sources will be necessary in the future.  Wind turbines may be required in many more of our back yards if we are to protect our precious coastal habitat... 
The exhibition will include postcards in any medium - of course mine is textile!  A little applique and a lot of machine embroidery later and it was finished.  Turbines on Portsdown Hill, with a few waders on the marsh in the foreground...
Curlew
Redshank
Oystercatchers
Cut down to 6x4 and ready to go...
As an aside, I get my machine embroidery thread on eBay from Carter Crafts, at about 50p per 500m spool they're excellent value.

Kate x

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